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Episode 2455

Shoaib Malik
Mon, 2024-Jan-22 01:47 UTC
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With 275,171 views on Sunday, 21 January 2024 our article of the day is Shoaib Malik.

Shoaib Malik (pronounced [ʃoeːb məlɪk]; born 1 February 1982) is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national cricket team and currently plays for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He was the captain of the Pakistan national cricket team from 2007 to 2009. He made his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut in 2001 against Bangladesh. On 3 November 2015, Malik announced his retirement from Test cricket to focus on the 2019 Cricket World Cup. On 2 July 2018, he became the first male cricketer to play 100 T20Is. On 5 July 2019, he announced his retirement from One Day International Cricket after Pakistan won their last group stage game against Bangladesh at Lord's at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Malik was a member of the Pakistan team that won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.

He has taken over 150 ODI wickets and has a batting average in the mid-30s in both Test and ODI cricket. His bowling action has come under scrutiny (particularly his doosra), but he has had elbow surgery to correct that. Malik was ranked second, behind teammate Shahid Afridi, in the ICC ODI all-rounder rankings in June 2008. In March 2010, Malik received a one-year ban from international cricket from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB); the ban was overturned two months later. Malik was captain of the now defunct Sialkot Stallions and led them to a domestic record eight domestic T20 titles, with the last one coming in 2015. On 13 September 2017, Malik became the highest run–scorer in T20I for Pakistan.

He made 126 runs against India in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy.

In April 2018, he was named as the captain of Punjab's squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup. On 1 July 2018, Malik also became the first Asian batsman to score 2,000 runs in T20Is, the third overall, and first player to play 100 T20Is in the world. In August 2018, during the 2018 Caribbean Premier League tournament, he became the fourth batsman to score 8,000 runs in T20s. On 10 October 2020, in the 2020–21 National T20 Cup, Shoaib Malik became the first Pakistani batsman to score 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket, doing so in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's match against Balochistan. In February 2023, while playing for the Rangpur Riders in the 2022–23 Bangladesh Premier League, he became the third cricketer (after Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the West Indies) and the first Pakistani to play 500 T20 matches.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:47 UTC on Monday, 22 January 2024.

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