Pakistan’s opening batter Mohammad Rizwan entered the historical past books throughout the third T20I between West Indies and Pakistan in Karachi. The wicket keeper-batter grew to become the first-ever participant to attain 2,000 T20 runs in a single calendar 12 months.
“Sirf Allah se hota hai. Allah ok ghair se nahi hota,” he credited his milestone to the Almighty Allah.
He additional devoted his victory to his followers in Pakistan: “These data are for my beloved Pakistan. Grateful to you all on your super help and love.”
Rizwan, in a post-match interview shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has given credit score to Misbah-ul-Haq and different employees for permitting him to play at his suited batting place which empowered and helped him efficiently all year long.
He achieved the feat in Pakistan’s final T20I sport this 12 months. Having performed an vital hand in serving to his aspect attain the semifinals on this 12 months’s T20 World Cup, Rizwan carried over his type into the three-match T20I collection towards the visiting Windies contingent.
He scored 78 within the first T20I, 38 within the second T20I, and eventually 87 within the third T20I to breach the 2k-landmark. No different batter has been in a position to do it within the shortest format. This places into perspective the unbelievable 12 months Rizwan has had, persistently placing up scores on the prime of the order.
In the meantime, he was formally signed by Sussex for a serious a part of the subsequent 12 months. He’ll be part of the English aspect after Australia’s tour of Pakistan concludes in April.