Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter, Mohammad Rizwan, rounded off a fantastic year in T20 cricket by scoring yet another half-century in the third T20I against West Indies. In the process, Rizwan became the first batter in T20 cricket history to score more than 2,000 runs in a calendar year.
The gritty wicket-keeper batter scored 2,036 runs at an average of 56.55 and a strike rate of 132.03 in 45 innings. He has also scored 18 half-centuries and one century in 2021. His 19 50+ scores are the second-highest fifty-plus scores in a calendar year. Only Babar Azam (20) has scored more fifty-plus scores in a year than Rizwan.
The record for most runs in T20s in a calendar year was previously held by legendary West Indian batter, Chris Gayle, who had scored 1,665 runs in 2015. Gayle has now moved down to the third spot. Babar has also scored heavily in the calendar year, finishing the year with 1,779 runs at an average of 48.08.
Here are the highest run-scorers in a calendar year in T20s:
Rizwan scored 1,326 runs at an average of 73.66 and a strike rate of 134.89 in T20Is, which is also a record for most runs in T20Is in a calendar year. Once again, Rizwan is followed by Babar Azam who has scored the second-most runs in a year. Babar has scored 939 runs at an average of 37.56 in 2021.
Here are the highest run-scorers in a year in T20Is:
ACHIEVEMENT IN CRICKET IS GOOD BUT NOT TO BE PROMOTED AS PRIME MINSTER, BECASUE NATION WILL NEVER WANT ANOTHER CRICTER AS P.M.
Same as successful business man is good but nation will suffer when a business man will promoted as P.M.
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