Malik, who turned 41 two days back, is only the third cricketer to reach the landmark after Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo and the first non-West Indian player to do so.
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Malik is also the only player with over 12,000 runs and 150 plus wickets in T20 cricket.
Malik, who has 12280 runs in 499 games, is also the second-highest run getter in T20s after legendary West Indian Chris Gayle who is sitting right at the top with 14562 runs to his name in 463 matches.
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Pollard is at the third spot with 11915 runs in 614 matches followed by Australia’s Aaron Finch (11392 in 382 games) and India’s run-machine Virat Kohli has 11326 runs in 360 T20s played so far.