Shoaib Malik becomes first Asian to reach 10,000-runs in T20 cricket


LAHORE: Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik made history by becoming the first Asian cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket on Saturday.

The 38-year-old middle-order Malik reached this milestone during his knock of 74 off 44 balls for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against Balochistan in a National T20 Cup match in Rawalpindi.

West Indies opener Chris Gayle is the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 cricket with 13,296 runs so far, while his compatriot Kieron Pollard is at the second position with 10,370 runs.

Former Kiwi’s captain Brendon McCullum is fourth with 9922 runs and Australia s David Warner is fifth with 9503 runs. Australia s Aaron Finch is sixth with 9161 runs and Indian captain Virat Kohli is seventh with 9033 runs.

India s Rohit Sharma is eighth with 8853 runs, former South African captain AB de Villiers is ninth with 8812 runs and former Australian batsman Shane Watson is at no ten with 8707 runs.