Pakistan defeated Australia by nine wickets to win the third game of the ODI series. With this, the hosts have won the ODI tournament. The star of the series has been Babar Azam, who won the Player of the Series Award. The Pakistan skipper broke a few records, including becoming the fastest cricketer to score 16 ODI centuries. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Babar Azam becomes the fastest to score 16 ODI centuries.
Babar Azam becomes the fastest to score 16 ODI centuries
Babar Azam has received a bit of criticism for his performances in recent weeks. After not being able to influence the Test series, the cricketer was under severe pressure to deliver in the ODI tournament. He delivered, scoring two hundreds, that too, in consecutive games. It was a fine effort by the cricketer to help his side chase a stiff total of 349 in the second encounter. In the series decider, the target was less for the hosts but Babar Azam impressed again, with yet another century.
With the century in the third game, Babar Azam has now become the fastest scorer of 16 hundreds in ODI cricket. The record was previously held by South Africa’s Hashim Amla, who did it in 94 innings. The Pakistan cricketer took just 84 innings to achieve the feat. After the second ODI, Babar had also become the fastest player to score 15 ODI centuries. Hence, he has broken two records within a matter of a few days.
Twitter reacts to Babar Azam’s terrific record
It is extremely hard to maintain consistency, especially when you are under pressure. However, Babar Azam has done it in recent years. He is consistently breaking records in international cricket. With him toppling another record on Saturday, Twitter was brim with praises for the Lahore-based cricketer. Here are a few Tweets in the below section:
"THE DIAMOND CONTINUES TO SHINE",💎😍 king once again century1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣❤️
16th ODI century for the KING, the fastest to do so in just 84 innings👑HERO.
Not only Pakistan but also whole cricket world. ❤️❤️@babarazam258#PAKvAUS#BabarAzam𓃵 pic.twitter.com/Kem5uSiFrD
— Syeda Laiba Afroze (@laiba_afroze) April 2, 2022Advertisement
Babar Azam’s 16 ODI hundred. Fastest in history to reach 16 hundreds, best innings to hundred rate in the history of this format (min 10 hundreds). We truly are living the the #BabarAzamEra, he has to be the best ODI batter in the world atm.Advertisement
— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) April 2, 2022
Another run chase, Another Hundred from World no. 1 Babar Azam. Fastest to hit 16 ODI centuries in just 84 innings. Take a bow. King Babar ♥️#BabarAzam #CricketTwitter #AUSvPAK #KingBabar #KohlivsBabar pic.twitter.com/3rOftElJS2
— Avinash Aryan (@AvinashArya09) April 2, 2022Advertisement
– Fastest to 16 ODI Hundreds
– Winning ODI Series Against Australia After 20 Years.
– Highest Average Ever in the History Of ODI Cricket.Advertisement
This Generation is Blessed to Witness Peak Babar Azam. #BabarAzam𓃵
— 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗭𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗮𝗿 🇵🇰 (@iam_JZK) April 2, 2022Advertisement
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obviously no surprise – BABAR AZAM
— 🏏👨🎓 (@Alihass31770269) April 2, 2022Advertisement
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🇵🇰 Babar Azam – 84 inns
🇿🇦 Hashim Amla – 94 inns
Another day, another record breaking innings by the mighty King Babar, an absolute masterclass from the modern day batting maestro. Champion! #Cricket#PAKvAUSAdvertisement
— ISMAIL BARRI 💯% (@ismailbarri34) April 2, 2022