Right-handed batter Shoaib Malik achieved a unique feat for Pakistan during the match between Sialkot Region and Rawalpindi Region in the ongoing National T20 Cup at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi on Sunday.
Malik, who has represented Pakistan in 446 international matches, became the first Pakistani batter to score 1000 fours — in 482 innings — in T20 cricket. While doing so, he became only the eighth player in the history of cricket to achieve this milestone.
He also completed 400 sixes in the shorter format and became the only Pakistani to have done that so far.
Malik is currently captaining Sialkot in the National T20 Cup and the right-handed batter scored 84 off 56 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and helped his team set a 164-run target.
However, Malik’s efforts went in vain as Rawalpindi reached the target in 18.4 overs, with eight balls to spare.
It is worth mentioning that Malik had earlier expressed that he wants to break Chris Gayle’s record for most runs in T20 cricket.
The all-rounder needs 1719 runs to create history as he currently has 12,843 runs in 482 innings in T20 cricket while Gayle has 14,562 in 455 innings.