|Full name||Babar Hayat|
|Born||5 January 1992|
Hazro Attock, Punjab, Pakistan
|ODI debut (cap 22)||1 May 2014 v Afghanistan|
|Last ODI||18 September 2018 v India|
|ODI shirt no.||10|
|T20I debut (cap 3)||16 March 2014 v Nepal|
|Last T20I||18 January 2017 v Netherlands|
|T20I shirt no.||10|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 18 September 2018
Babar made his T20I cricket completion debut against Nepal on 16 March 2014. On his debut match he made only 20 runs from 25 balls. He made his One Day International debut against Afghanistan in the 2014 ACC Premier League on 1 May 2014. In the 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier in February 2016, he became the first Hong Kong player to score a century in a T20I match.
Babar Hayat has the record for the highest ever T20I score by any player in the second innings of a T20I (122) and second in the list for scoring the highest ever T20I score in a losing cause just behind Australia's Shane Watson's 124*. Babar Hayat's 122 is also the highest ever score in T20I in the 2nd innings of a T20I in a losing cause. Babar Hayat's 122 is in second place for the highest percentage of runs in a completed innings of a team,where his team scored only 175/7 in that innings.
Babar Hayat holds the joint record for taking the most catches in a single T20I as a fielder(4) along with Darren Sammy, Ajinkya Rahane, Peter Borren, Corey Anderson and Dinesh Chandimal.He too has taken the most catches for Hong Kong in a single T20I.
On 16 February 2017 in the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship match against the Netherlands, he and Anshuman Rath made 197 runs for the third wicket. This was a List A record for Hong Kong and a record for any wicket in a World Cricket League match.
In December 2017, he became the first batsman for Hong Kong to score a double century in first-class cricket, when he made 214 not out against Papua New Guinea in the 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup.
In August 2018, he was named the captain of Hong Kong's squad for the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier tournament. However, prior to the tournament, Hayat stepped down as captain, with Anshuman Rath replacing him. Hong Kong won the qualifier tournament, and he was then named in Hong Kong's squad for the 2018 Asia Cup.
In December 2018, he was named in Hong Kong's team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup. He was the leading run-scorer for Hong Kong in the tournament, with 136 runs in three matches. In April 2019, he was named in Hong Kong's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia. HE DIED ON 13TH AUGUST 2019 HE MET WITH AN ACCIDENT AND PASSED AWAY AT AN EARLY AGE
T20 franchise careerEdit
On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament. In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Brampton Wolves franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.
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