Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan registered his name in history as he became the first-ever batter to reach 2000 runs in a calendar year. Carrying on his sublime form in the year 2021, he scored another fine knock of 45 ball-87 in a huge run chase against West Indies at Karachi.
That knock takes his Year-2021 tally to 2036 runs in all T20 games this year. His opening partner and Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam also took his tally to 1779 T20 runs in this calendar year. Previously this record of most T20 runs in a calendar year was held by Chris Gayle who scored 1665 runs in the year 2021.
Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli holds fourth place in this list, scoring 1614 runs in the year 2016 in which he received the Man of The Tournament Trophy in the T20 World Cup and also scored 973 runs in IPL that season.
In the 3rd T20I against West Indies, Pakistan chased down the huge target of 208, thanks to a 158-run partnership between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. With that partnership, this pair also held the record of most century partnerships (6) in T20Is. Previously they held this record jointly with the Indian pair Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
With this win, Pakistan clean swept the T20I series with 3-0. However, the 3-match ODI series has been postponed to June 2021 as 6 players in the West Indies camp had been tested Covid positive during the T20I series.