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Babar Azam Breaks Record, Becomes Most Successful T20I Captain

In a recent match against Ireland, Pakistan's cricket team, the Green Shirts, witnessed two of its players, Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi, achieving significant career milestones. The match took place at Dublin’s Clontarf Cricket Club, where Pakistan secured a seven-wicket win against the hosts by successfully chasing down a 194-run target in the 17th over.

Babar Azam, the skipper of the team, made history by becoming the most successful T20I captain. This victory marked his 45th win as a skipper in the shortest format of the game, the highest number of wins by any captain in T20I history. Babar achieved this feat in 78 matches he’s played as a skipper. He is followed by Uganda’s Brian Masaba in second position with 44 wins in 56 matches. Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s Asghar Afghan and England’s Eoin Morgan are the third and fourth most successful T20I captains with 42 wins each.

On the other hand, Shaheen Shah Afridi, the star pacer of the team, bagged his 300th international wicket during the match. The left-arm pacer achieved this feat in 145 matches. He has 113 and 104 wickets to his name in Test and ODI’s, respectively. Whereas in the T20Is, he has dismissed 84 players.

In recognition of their achievements, Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Mohsin Naqvi presented Babar and Shaheen with team jerseys. This gesture was not only a celebration of their individual accomplishments but also a testament to the strength and potential of Pakistan’s cricket team.

The match also saw the national side hitting an impressive 15 sixes during a T20I, surpassing their previous tally of 12. Fakhar Zaman hit the most sixes, followed by Mohammad Rizwan and Azam Khan.

The series decider will be held at the same venue on May 14. As the Green Shirts prepare for the upcoming match, the achievements of Babar and Shaheen serve as a reminder of the team’s capabilities and the heights they can reach.

The recent match against Ireland was a significant one for Pakistan cricket. It was a game of records, with Babar Azam becoming the most successful T20I captain and Shaheen Shah Afridi bagging his 300th international wicket. These milestones are a reflection of their talent, dedication, and contribution to Pakistan cricket. As the cricketing world watches, Babar and Shaheen continue to make their nation proud.

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