Shoaib Malik became the 2nd Highest Run-Scorer in T20 Cricket

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Just In: Pakistan’s star all-rounder, Shoaib Malik, has achieved another milestone in T20 cricket by scoring 12,000 runs, becoming the second-highest run-scorer in the shorter format of cricket. The experienced batter reached this benchmark in the ongoing Lanka Premier League.

The seasoned cricketer is playing for Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League, demonstrating a stunning 35-run innings against the Colombo Stars that helped him surpass the 12,000-run threshold for the T20 format.

Shoaib Malik is second on the list with 485 T20 matches, just behind the universal boss and former West Indian captain Chris Gayle, who already crossed the 12,000 runs mark last year before announcing retirement from the international side.

The 40-year-old batter played his first T20I against England in Bristol in 2006 while leading Pakistan to the Finals of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, where the Green Caps were defeated against arch-rivals India.

It is pertinent to mention that Shoaib Malik was an integral member of the Pakistani squad who won the first-ever T20 World Cup in England back in 2009, where Men in Green outshined Sri Lanka by eight wickets.

Shoaib Malik has represented the National Team in 124 matches, scoring 2,455 runs at an average of 31.2 and a strike rate of 125.6. Notably, the experienced batter still wants to serve the nation, as in the most recent interview, Malik said, “I have no plans for retirement; everyone will know when I think or announce it.”