Shoaib Malik turns into first Asian to hit 10,000 runs in T20 cricket


Pakistan’s veteran all rounder Shoaib Malik hitting a shot in the course of the National T20 Cup at Rawalpindi, on October 10, 2020. — Twitter/PCBKARACHI: Pakistan’s skilled all-rounder Shoaib Malik, on Saturday, created historical past by turning into the primary Asian cricketer to finish 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.Malik reached the essential milestone throughout his innings of 74 runs off 44 balls for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa towards Balochistan within the National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi.The 38-year-old Pakistani is the third cricketer in historical past to reach this milestone after the West Indian duo of Christ Gayle and Kieron Pollard.Gayle leads the checklist with 13,296 runs whereas Pollard has 10,370 runs to his credit score.The subsequent Asian batsman in main T20 run-scorers’ checklist is India’s Virat Kohli who has 9,033 runs within the shortest format {of professional} cricket.Malik performed the 395th T20 match of his profession on Saturday, probably the most by any Asian. He must play 5 extra to develop into the fourth cricketer on the earth to play 400 T20s.