The top-ranked T20I batsman has now become only the second and the first Indian player to score 1,000 runs in the shortest format in a calendar year. Suryakumar the milestone in the reach T20 World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Sunday in Melbourne.
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Suryakumar produced another cracker of an innings, scoring an unbeaten 61 off just 25 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes that helped India post 186/5. He now has 1020 runs in 28 innings. His strike rate of 193.96 (minimum 100+ balls faced) is also the highest in the history of the T20 World Cup.
The last five overs yielded as many as 79 runs and most of them were scored by the Mumbaikar.
Pakistani wicket keeper Mohammad Rizwan is the other player to score more than 1000 runs in a calendar year. He made 1326 runs in 26 innings in 2021.