Shoaib Malik Achieves Milestone, 1,000 Fours In T20
Shoaib Malik, the seasoned Pakistani batsman, achieved a significant milestone on Sunday by becoming the first Pakistani cricketer to hit 1,000 fours in T20 cricket.
During an ongoing National T20 Cup match between Sialkot and Rawalpindi regions at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi, Malik accomplished this historic feat. This achievement adds another layer to his illustrious T20 career, which spans 446 international matches.
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In a remarkable display, Malik secured the title of Pakistan’s first batsman to reach 1,000 fours in T20 cricket across 482 innings, placing him in an exclusive group of only eight players globally who have achieved this milestone.
He further solidified his T20 expertise by surpassing the mark of 400 sixes, establishing himself as the sole Pakistani to attain this distinction.
As the captain of Sialkot in the National T20 Cup, the right-handed batsman showcased his skills with a brilliant innings of 84 runs off 56 balls, including 10 boundaries, setting a challenging target of 164 runs.
However, despite Malik’s outstanding performance, Rawalpindi successfully chased down the target in 18.4 overs, surpassing Sialkot with eight balls to spare.
Malik, eyeing to surpass Chris Gayle’s record for the most runs in T20 cricket, is only 1,719 runs away from making history. He currently boasts 12,843 runs in 482 innings, while Gayle holds the record with 14,562 runs in 455 innings.
Known for his commitment to fitness, Malik’s enduring presence in Pakistan cricket since his debut against West Indies in October 1999 highlights his longevity in the sport.