Twitter explodes as Fakhar Zaman becomes the fastest batsman to 1000 ODI runs

Twitter explodes as Fakhar Zaman becomes the fastest batsman to 1000 ODI runs

He accomplished the feat when he reached 21 runs from 27 balls.

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Fakhar Zaman. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Fakhar Zaman, the Pakistani opening batsman, is currently in jaw-dropping form and has been a tormenting factor for bowling attacks. He made his ODI debut back in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy against South Africa at Edgbaston in Birmingham and hasn’t looked back ever since. His knock of 114 runs from 106 balls against India in the final of the event brought him into the limelight.

He hasn’t played a whole lot of matches in the 50-overs format but has already cemented his position in the lineup as one of their most prolific run scorers. The Men in Green are currently playing a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo and are leading the series 4-0. Zaman’s role has been pivotal in all the four victories. Moreover, he is also the highest run scorer in the series.

Zaman surpasses Sir Vivian Richards

The fifth and final match is currently underway and it’s nothing, but a mere dead rubber. Prior to this encounter, Zaman had scored 980 runs from 17 matches at a gigantic average of 75.38. Moreover, he was on the verge of becoming the fastest batsman to complete 1000 runs in the format. He accomplished the feat when he reached 21 runs from 27 balls.

Tendai Chatara dished out a length delivery outside the off-stump that deserved to get punished. He latched on to the loosener and spanked the leather to the boundary without much fuss. En route the accomplishment, he surpassed former Windies cricketer Sir Vivian Richards, who achieved the same in 21 contests. The left-hander also beat Babar Azam, another of the stalwarts in Pakistan’s lineup.

Previously, Zaman also became the first Pakistani batsman and the sixth overall to notch an ODI double century in his erstwhile match. Meanwhile, Twitter heaped praises on the North-West Frontier Province-born cricketer.

Here is how Twitter reacted