Mohammad Shahzad becomes first Afghan player to reach 2000 T20I runs
New Delhi : Mohammad Shahzad on Sunday became the first Afghanistan player to score 2000 T20I runs.
He achieved the feat on Sunday during the ongoing match against Namibia in T20 World Cup event. He scored 45 runs in 33 balls before he stepped back to the pavilion.
With his today’s innings, Shahzad now has 2011 runs in 68 T20I matches. He has scored 12 half centuries and one century to achieve the feat.
India skipper Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in the format with 3216 runs under his belt from 91 games.
Meanwhile, former Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan received a guard of honour from Namibia during the ongoing match.
It must be noted that he is playing his last match for the nation as he has already announced his retirement post T20 World Cup.
As Asghar came into bat when Shahzad's entertaining knock of 45 came to an end in the 13th over, the Namibian side gave the former Afghanistan skipper a guard of honour during the match.
Asghar Afghan has played six Tests, 114 ODIs and 75 T20Is for Afghanistan. The right-handed batter made his debut against Scotland in 2009.