Shoaib Malik Achieves Another Big Milestone in T20 Cricket

Pakistan’s veteran middle-order batter, Shoaib Malik, has become only the third in the world to cross 11,000 T20 runs. West Indian duo of Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard are the other two batters to have achieved the landmark.

Malik achieved the feat during his 26 run innings in the match between Central Punjab and Southern Punjab in the ongoing 2021 National T20 Cup. Malik has been in brilliant form in the ongoing tournament, having scored 206 runs at an average of 103.00 and a strike rate of 150.36 in 5 innings.

The 39-year old is widely regarded as one of the finest T20 players in the history of the format. He has scored 11,014 runs at an average of 36.59 and a career strike rate of 126.17 in 412 T20 innings in various tournaments around the world.

Here are the top five run-scorers in T20 history:

Player Innings Runs Average Strike Rate
Chris Gayle 440 14,276 36.79 145.71
Kieron Pollard 502 11,223 31.61 152.69
Shoaib Malik 412 11,014 36.59 126.17
Virat Kohli 302 10,093 41.36 133.73
David Warner 305 10,019 37.52 140.71

The veteran all-rounder is more than handy with the ball as well. He has picked up 152 wickets at an average of 27.70  and an economy rate of 7.04 in 442 T20 matches. Malik has also amassed over 29,000 runs in all three formats.

Former Pakistan captain is one of the most sought-after players in franchise T20 leagues across the world. He has played in almost all the major tournaments including Pakistan Super League (PSL), Big Bash League (BBL), Indian Premier League (IPL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Lankan Premier League (LPL) and England’s T20 Blast as well as various others.

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