Rizwan, Shahzad Create Records | National T20 Cup 2021:
The National T20 Cup 2021 began with two exciting contracts. Northern and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa emerged victorious on day 1 while Balochistan and Central Punjab were Crushed to defeats. Skipper of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Top Order Batsman of Central Punjab made new records on day 1 of the tournament.
Ahmed Shahzad completed his 6000 T20 Runs yesterday. Shahzad achieved the feat during his innings of 24(16) against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Although Central Punjab lost the game but this record was indeed a big achievement for Ahmed Shahzad. Not too many Pakistani Cricketers have scored 6000 or more T20 Runs. Before Shahzad, only Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam have achieved this feat. Ahmed Shahzad is the fifth Pakistani to score 6000 or more T20 runs. So far Ahmed Shahzad has featured in 220 T20 matches and has scored 6003 runs which makes him one of the most prolific Pakistani batsman in T20 Cricket.
The skipper of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohammad Rizwan completed the milestone of 1000 runs in National T20 Cup history. Rizwan led the charge for KP yesterday and was awarded Man of the Match. Rizwan has already scored 1317 runs so far in T20 Cricket this year. Only two more Pakistani batsmen have scored more runs in T20 Cricket in a Calendar year, Umar Akmal 1386 in 2016 and Babar Azam 1607 in 2019.