Pakistani opening batsman, Ahmed Shehzad, has surpassed the legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi in the list of leading run-scorers for Pakistan in T20Is. He achieved this feat with his 19-run innings in the third T20I against New Zealand.
Ahmad Shehzad is now the fourth highest run-getter for Pakistan with his tally of 1416 runs in the shortest format of cricket. Afridi’s had accumulated 1405 runs in his short T20I career.
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Shoaib Malik currently leads the list of highest run-scorers for Pakistan. Here is how the top four positions stand;
- Shoaib Malik: 1821 runs in 86 innings
- Umar Akmal: 1690 runs in 77 innings
- Muhammad Hafeez: 1658 runs in 78 innings
- Ahmad Shehzad: 1416 runs in 55 innings
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Ahmad Shehzad is also the only Pakistani cricketer to have scored a century across all three formats of cricket.
He also played a vital role in Pakistan’s series win over New Zealand which saw the Green Team clinch the number 1 spot in T20 rankings.