Shoaib Malik leapfrogs Virat Kohli to become highest-scoring T20I Asian Batsman
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Shoaib Malik leapfrogs Virat Kohli to become highest-scoring T20I Asian Batsman

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik. Credits: AFP

Pakistan’s veteran batsman Shoaib Malik has leapfrogged Indian skipper Virat Kohli to become the highest-scoring Asian T20I batsman. Malik scored an unbeaten 49 off just 22 balls against Scotland to overhaul Kohli.

Consequently, Pakistan’s right-hander has 1989 runs under his belt. Thus, he is 11 runs shy of the 2000 runs mark. However, Malik will have his chance to complete 2000 T20I runs when Pakistan will lock horns with Zimbabwe and Australia. The tri-series will be played in Zimbabwe.

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik. Credits: AFP

Shoaib Malik is a fine contributor to Pakistan Cricket.

Meanwhile, Indian captain has 1983 runs under his bag. Therefore, Virat Kohli is 17 runs short of the 2000 T20I run mark.

Meanwhile, Pakistan was able to make a 2-0 clean sweep against Scotland. The Men in Green won the second ODI by a gargantuan margin of 84 runs. Usman Khan who scalped two wickets and gave away only four runs in his two overs was awarded the Man of the Match. Faheem Ashraf took three wickets to skittle out the hosts for a paltry 82 runs.

Shoaib Malik leapfrogs Virat Kohli to become highest-scoring T20I Asian Batsman

Consequently, Sarfaraz Ahmed led team was able to strengthen their lead at the top of the T20I rankings. Pakistan has 130 rating points under their kitty. Thus, this series win will also add some more points to their bag.

Meanwhile, Shoaib Malik is a fine player for the Pakistan team. The 36-year old all-rounder has done the job for the team most often than not.

Shoaib Malik leapfrogs Virat Kohli to become highest-scoring T20I Asian Batsman

Malik has scored his runs at an average of 31.08 in the 91 innings he has played in the shortest format of the game. The all-rounder strikes his runs at a strike rate of 12217. Malik also has 28 scalps under his belt. Thus, the right-hander will like to continue with his good show in the upcoming matches.

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