In India, cricket is celebrated like a festival. People take special leave from their work to watch intense matches between various countries especially when India is playing. Even the Indian Premier League (IPL) enjoys a huge viewership of millions every year. India celebrates success and wins of all country teams equally.
Recently, Pakistan's young left-handed Fakhar Zaman proved on Sunday during the fifth and final ODI against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo that he is here to break records made by legends.
In the recent match, the left-handed Fakhar was dismissed for 85 after Pakistan elected to bat first and in the process created a new world record for the most runs scored between two dismissals in the one-day format.
Fakhar Zaman, who was out on 60 in the first match of the series, went unbeaten in the last three one-day internationals after scoring 117 not out, 43 not out and 210 not out.
With his 85 runs in this match, Zaman amassed 455 runs between two dismissals, surpassing the previous record held by former Pakistan great Mohammad Yousuf, who had scored 405 runs between two dismissals in 2002.
During his innings, Zaman also became the fastest batsman in ODI history to complete 1000 runs in the format during his knock by beating the likes of Viv Richards (West Indies), Kevin Pietersen (England), Jonathan Trott (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa) and compatriot Babar Azam to clinch the top spot in the list.
Just a few days back, Fakhar Zaman had created another record as he became the first batsman from Pakistan to smash 200 runs in an innings in the previous game at the Queens Sports Club.
We wish him congratulations for his record. Stay tuned to Laughing Colours for latest news and updates about Sports.