Breaking News News Pakistan

Rizwan becomes the world’s 3rd batter to make over 1500 T20 runs in a year

Credits: Getty Images

Pakistan’s top order batter Mohammad Rizwan has added multiple T20 records to his credit ever since he has become the NO. 1 ranked T20I batter.

On Friday, Rizwan scored unbeaten innings of 78 from 50 deliveries against Bangladesh with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes in the opening game of the T20I triangular series in New Zealand.

The 30-year-old added multiple T20 records to his name as he took his overall T20 runs tally in the calendar year 2022 past 1,500. Mohammad Rizwan is the only third batter in the world to score 1,500 or more T20 runs in more than one calendar year. The other two’s are West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Pakistan captain Babar Azam.

Gayle scored 1,532 and 1,665 in 2012 and 2015, respectively while Babar had a total tally of 1,607 in 2019 and 1,779 in 2021. Rizwan so far has scored 1,519 runs this year in overall professional games of the shortest format.

On the other hand, he also overtook Babar and Virat in scoring more runs after the 58th T20I innings. He has scored 2,337 runs from 58 international innings in this format, while Babar had 2,281 runs. India’s Virat Kohli had 2,012 runs from the initial 58 innings of his T20I career.

Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper-batter also surpassed England’s Jos Buttler in the list of players scoring the most runs as designated wicketkeeper in T20Is. The English cricketer has scored 2,119 runs as a wicket-keeper batter. While the star player, Rizwan scored 2,196 runs as a wicket-keeper in T20Is.

Rizwan has only four innings as a non-wicket-keeper in T20Is in which he was able to score 141 runs.

Mohammad Rizwan also now has nine Player of the Match awards. The third most after Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez (11 each).

Get the latest updates and News follow us on our social media channels