Despite that and defeat in the final match on Sunday, Azam was in buoyant mood. "Winning the series is great and so is achieving number one ranking that has set us in a good position for the World Cup," said the skipper.
The 28-year-old crosses his milestone in just 97 innings, and breaks S.Africa Hashim Amla's record of 101 innings. Babar also becomes 14th Pakistani to score 5,000 runs in ODI cricket, with ex-captain Inzamam at the top of the list with 11,701 runs.
Pakistan, who won the first two matches by five and seven wickets respectively in Rawalpindi, took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
"What I do know is the boys have tried and the effort of the coaching staff, the effort of the players has been first-class. If they would see the amount of effort that the players and staff put in, they would be amazed."
India boast a 7-0 record over their neighbours in World Cups despite Pakistan having a healthy 73-56 overall advantage since their first One-Day International (ODI) clash back in 1978.
The 57-year-old slammed Babar for getting T-shirts from Kohli on the field and said if Babar had to ask Kohli for shirts, it should've been done in the dressing room.
"I think the hospitality was nice — we were not expecting this, but I think the way people are responding towards our team, everyone enjoyed it," Azam said in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
The former Pakistani captain, who has represented 19 teams in the T20 format, scoring 3,698 runs for the national side and 2,398 for the Kings, reached the milestone in 271 innings as opposed to Gayle who achieved the feat in 285 innings.
All those who had brutally criticised Pakistani captain Babar Azam for not taking his franchise team Karachi Kings to victory at the 7th edition of the Pakistani Super League, must have got a fitting retort from the skipper on Tuesday. After his team’s exit