Former Pakistan cricket team captain and senior cricketer Shoaib Malik has done something in T20 cricket, which no Asian batsman has done before. Malik became the first Asian and the third batsman in the world to cross the 10,000-run mark in T20 cricket. Only Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard have been able to touch this milestone before him.
In the National T20 Cup being played in Pakistan, on Saturday, Malik scored 76 runs for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Rawalpindi and crossed the 10,000-run mark in T20 cricket.
To congratulate him, Shoaib Malik’s wife and Indian tennis player Sania Mirza have made a special tweet for him.
Sania Mirza wrote on Twitter, “Longevity, patience, hard work, sacrifice and belief. Shoaib Malik, so proud.”
The ICC wrote on Twitter, “Shoaib Malik today became only the third player to go past 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. Only Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard have more runs than him.”
However, Shoaib could not help his team in marking a victory after scoring 74 runs off 44 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
Balochistan defeated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by six wickets in this match. The 38-year-old debuted in T20 cricket in 2005 and has played 395 T20 matches so far. During this time he has scored 10,027 runs at an average of 37.41. During this period, 62 half-centuries have come out of Malik’s bat. Apart from this, he has also taken 148 T20 wickets. Chris Gayle has scored 13296 runs and Kieron Pollard has scored 10370 runs.
Talking about India, Virat Kohli has scored the most T20 runs. He has 9123 T20 runs in his account, while Rohit Sharma has scored 8853 T20 runs.