Shoaib Malik creates massive T20 record amid the headlines of divorce to Sania Mirza
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Shoaib Malik creates massive T20 record amid the headlines of divorce to Sania Mirza: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has completed a major milestone in his T20 career amid news of him tying the knot with Pakistani actress Sana Javed. Hours after making the announcement, Malik participated in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and became the second cricketer to complete 13000 runs in the T20 format.

Though, overall, he is the second cricketer to complete the milestone, he is also the first Asian cricketer to bag the aforementioned feather to his decorated cap.

The right-handed batter achieved this feat during the BPL fixture between Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders on January 19.

Shoaib Malik could only manage to amass 10 runs with his blade during the fixture along with a wicket in the first innings. His side, Rangpur Rider, lost the game by 67 runs.

It is noteworthy that Shoaib now has 13003 runs to his name in the shortest format of the game after featuring in 487 innings across T20 leagues. The Pakistani all-rounder is quite active in various T20 tournaments across the globe after announcing his ODI and Test retirement.

The chart of most runs in the T20 format is led by legendary West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle with 14562 runs against his name in 455 innings. Gayle announced his T20I retirement in 2021.

Players with Most Runs in T20 Format

S NoPlayer Runs ScoredInningsMatchesAverage100s
01Chris Gayle1456245546336.2222
02Shoaib Malik1300348652536.3900
03Kieron Pollard1245456864131.2101
04Virat Kohli1199435937641.2108
05Alex Hales1180742442730.0406
*Updated on January 19.

Shoaib Malik Announce Marriage with Sana Javed

The Pakistani cricketer marked an end to all the speculations relating to divorce with Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza as he announced his second marriage to famous Pakistani actress Sana Javed.

Malik announced his marriage with a post across his social media handles captioning, “And We created you in pairs.”

Notably, Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza tied the knot in April 2010 in Hyderabad. Though Sania married Shoaib, she didn’t give up her Indian citizenship and lived in Dubai with her partner. The two were blessed with a baby boy in October 2018, whom they named Izhaan Mirza Malik.

It was reported that Sania initiated the divorce proceeding named “Khula.”

“It was a ‘khula’. I do not wish to comment beyond this,” said the source. Khula refers to the right of a Muslim woman to unilaterally divorce her husband.

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