In Twenty20 International Cricket, Mohammad Rizwan Achieves an Unusual feat
As a result, Mohammad Rizwan, the wicket-keeper batsman for Pakistan, became the first T20I player in history to reach the 1,000-run plateau in one calendar year. During Pakistan's 2021 T20 World Cup semi-final match against Australia, Rizwan reached the landmark.
Although Rizwan scored 67 runs from 52 balls, it was not enough for the Men in Green as they were eliminated from the tournament. With five wickets in hand, Australia successfully completed the task.
The 29-year-old has been in outstanding shape all year. A strike rate of 136.45 and an average of 86.08 have helped him score 1,033 runs in his 20 T20I innings in 2021.
In calendar year T20 cricket, Rizwan is also the top run scorer. Earlier this year, he eclipsed Chris Gayle's record for most runs in T20 cricket in a calendar year. In 2021, Rizwan has played 39 T20 cricket innings, scoring 1,743 runs at an average of 58.10.
Pakistan has at least six more T20 internationals to play before the end of the year, including three against Bangladesh and three against the West Indies, and the tough wicketkeeper batsman is desperate to reach the 2,000-run milestone.