Mohammed Rizwan has breached the 1000-run milestone in T20I cricket, joining the esteemed club comprising Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shahzad, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal. He achieved the feat with an unbeaten 76 in the third and deciding T20I against England.
1⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ T20I runs in a matter of a few minutes, Rizwan joins Fakhar in the club 👏
Congratulations @iMRizwanPak 🙌#HarHaalMainCricket | #BackTheBoysInGreen | #ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/4CgfsWlaVa
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 20, 2021
Rizwan’s purple patch this year has yielded 706 runs in 13 T20Is at an astonishing average of 100.85, thanks largely to six not-outs in there. This shows his immaculate grip on the game as he remains a persistent thorn in the opposition’s flesh.
Moreover, he is the only player to aggregate more than 500 runs in the shortest format in 2021 and holds the distinct record of registering a ton across formats.
The keeper-batsman’s sensational exploits have thrust him up the charts as he jumped to a career-best seventh position in the ICC T20I rankings. Rizwan is now the second-highest ranked Pakistan batsman in the list, only behind captain Babar Azam, who sits only behind David Malan.
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan breaks into the top 10 of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings for batting 👏
Full list: https://t.co/77cLFa815E pic.twitter.com/T0AG8bwI8t
— ICC (@ICC) July 21, 2021