Lahore. Pakistan’s senior player Shoaib Malik on Thursday created a new record in T20 cricket. He became the third player in the world and the first in Pakistan to score 11,000 runs. He has not got a place in the team for the T20 World Cup 2021. After the selection of the team, questions were also raised on the selectors. Malik did this feat during the domestic T20 league National Cup. He is also included in the top-6 list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in the tournament.
Playing for Central Pakistan, Shoaib Malik made this record by scoring 26 runs. Before this match, he had scored 10988 runs in 411 T20 matches. The average is 37. He has also scored 67 half-centuries. Has also made the best score of 95 not out. He has hit 862 fours and 333 sixes. Not only this, 39-year-old off-spinner Malik has also taken 152 wickets in T20. His best performance is 5 wickets for 13 runs. The economy is of 7.04, which can be considered good in terms of T20.
Has scored 206 runs at a strike rate of 150
All-rounder Shoaib Malik has scored 206 runs in 6 matches of the current T20 league at a strike rate of 150. This middle-order batsman has so far scored one half-century. Malik is at number six in the list of most run-scorers. But his strike rate is the best among these 6 batsmen. Pakistan’s T20 captain Babar Azam was also in favor of Malik’s inclusion in the World Cup squad. But the selectors did not pay heed to his demand.
Only 3 players could do this
Talking about T20 cricket, so far only three batsmen have been able to make 11 thousand or more. Chris Gayle of West Indies is at the top with 14276 runs. Has scored 22 centuries and 87 half-centuries. Kieran Pollard of West Indies is at number two with 11223 runs. He has scored one century and 56 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has also taken more than 300 wickets in T20. Both these players have got a place in the West Indies team of T20 World Cup. But Shoaib Malik, only the third player to score 11,000 runs in T20, is out of the Pakistan team.