Peshawar Zalmi's captain Babar Azam plays a shot during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 cricket match against Quetta Gladiators at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, in Rawalpindi. Image Credit: AFP

Islamabad: Pakistan all-formats captain Babar Azam continues to shine in the world of cricket as he has become the fastest batter to score 9,000 runs in T20 during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight eliminator against Islamabad United on late Thursday in Lahore.

245 innings

The star batsman achieved the milestone in 245 innings, surpassing West Indies’ Chris Gayle, who completed 9,000 runs in 249 innings.

Azam scored 64 runs on 39 balls with the help of 10 fours. India’s Virat Kohli is third on the list as he took 271 innings to score 9,000 while Australia’s David Warner achieved the milestone in 273 innings.