Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan became the first batter to record 1000 T20I runs in a calendar during the T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal against Australia in Dubai on Thursday.
Rizwan crossed the mark with a six off Adam Zampa in the 12th over of the Pakistan innings.
Rizwan’s stellar year at the top of the order has seen him rack up a hundred and 10 half centuries in just 20 innings at an average above 90 alongside a strike rate of 135+.
Rizwan also holds the record for most runs in a calendar year in all T20s, a feat he achieved last Sunday where he went past Chris Gayle’s tally of 1665 runs.
PAK vs SCO: Rizwan scores most T20 runs in a calendar year
Rizwan’s opening partner and Pakistan skipper is second on the list of most T20I runs in a year, achieving the same this year with 787+ runs to his tally so far.