Rising to the fame with his exceptional batting skills in past few international series, the Pakistani wicket keeper and batsman, Mohammad Rizwan has, once again, proved his chops.
Rizwan added a new feather to his cap when he completed 1,000 T20 runs in the calendar year 2021, during the PSL6 match between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United in Abu Dhabi. This was his 20th T20 match of this year.
During the year 2021, the 29-year-old batsman has scored 9 half-centuries, one complete century and has scored with an average of 76.92.
He has become the first cricketer to accumulate four figure runs in the shortest format in 2021. Meanwhile, Rizwan is the 7th Pakistani batsman to score complete 1,000 and more runs in a calendar year after Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shahzad and Mohammad Hafeez.
Veteran Shoaib Malik has done this feat four times in his career. In 2016, Malik scored 1,242 runs. In 2020 and 2014, he scored 1,030 each, while in 2019 the all-rounder had scored 1,010 runs.
Our current captain, Babar Azam, had scored 1,607 runs in the year 2019 while last year he had accumulated 1,242 runs.
Aside from them, the professor, Mohammad Hafeez, accumulated 1,005 runs in 2020, Umar Akmal scored 1,386 runs in 2016, Ahmed Shahzad scored 1,138 runs in 2012 while in the same year Imran Nazir had a total of 1,036 runs to his credit.
Meanwhile, Babar Azam has become the first player of the current PSL season to score more than 500 runs in a single edition of the tournament. He achieved the milestone after he scored 23 off 25 against Quetta Gladiators to take his PSL6 runs tally to 501.
The batsman has also crossed the 2,000 run mark in his PSL career and is the first player to reach this milestone.
From : pk.mashable.com