New Delhi: Bangladesh’s experienced player Tamim Iqbal is seen creating new records every day in his career. These days, 33-year-old Tamim is creating an outcry with his batting in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2023). In the match played between Chattogram Challengers and Khulna Tigers on Friday, Tamim scored 44 runs in 37 balls, hitting 4 fours and 1 six. With this, he broke the record of Australian veteran cricketer Brad Hogg and former South African star batsman AB de Villiers.
Became the eighth batsman to score the fastest 7000 runs
Tamim became the eighth player in the world to score the fastest 7000 runs in T20 cricket. He completed 7 thousand runs in T20 in 242 innings. Brad Hogg had completed 243 and AB de Villiers had completed 7000 runs in 245 innings. While Indian player Shikhar Dhawan took 246 innings to score 7000 runs in T20. Tamim left behind these giants on Friday.
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Babar Azam is on top
Pakistan’s captain and explosive batsman Babar Azam’s name is at the top in terms of making the fastest 7 thousand runs in T20 cricket. Babar achieved this record on October 3, 2021 in just 187 innings. Babar had left behind Windies batsman Chris Gayle. Gayle made this record in 192 innings during IPL in 2015. Virat Kohli’s name is registered after Gayle. Kohli had scored 7000 runs in 212 innings.
Nice international career
Tamim has also batted brilliantly in his international career. He has scored 5082 runs in 69 Test matches, 8074 runs in 231 ODIs and 1758 runs in 78 T20 matches. It will be interesting to see how many records this veteran player from Bangladesh breaks in his career.