Targets Chris Gayle’s Record with 2000 More Runs
In a bold declaration, Shoaib Malik, the seasoned cricketer, expresses his ambitious goal of surpassing Chris Gayle’s T20 run record. Malik, known for his explosive batting style, sets a target of scoring 2000 more runs to claim the title of the best player in T20 cricket.
“My goal is to score around 2000 runs to go past Chris Gayle to become the best player in T20 cricket. I play the game because I enjoy it. There is no problem of fitness,” Malik stated.
Comparing Records: Malik vs. Gayle
A quick look at the numbers reveals the competitive spirit between Shoaib Malik and Chris Gayle in the T20 format. In 515 games, Malik has accumulated 12,688 runs at an average of 36.25 and a strike rate of 127.68. Meanwhile, Gayle boasts 14,562 runs in 463 matches at an average of 36.22 and an impressive strike rate of 144.75.
Despite his unwavering passion for the game, Malik stresses the importance of clarity in his role, especially within the Pakistan Cricket Board. The seasoned cricketer emphasizes that a clear vision and role are essential for him to continue contributing to the sport.
“I am open to play but clarity is needed. I am not playing cricket to represent Pakistan in the 2024 T20 World Cup,” Malik clarified.
Enjoying the Game: No Retirement Plans
Dispelling any notions of retirement, Shoaib Malik shares his joy for the game and expresses his openness to playing for Pakistan if offered a clear role. With a remarkable T20 career and a strong focus on achieving his ambitious goal, Malik remains a force to be reckoned with in the cricketing world.
Currently engaged with ASports during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, Shoaib Malik collaborates with cricket legends such as Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq, and Moin Khan. His presence in the cricketing landscape extends beyond the field, contributing to the sport’s analysis and discussions.
Shoaib Malik’s declaration to surpass Chris Gayle’s T20 record adds an exciting dimension to his illustrious career, promising cricket enthusiasts more thrilling performances in the T20 arena.
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