Afghanistan’s batsman Mohammad Shahzad on Sunday surpassed India captain Virat Kohli to become the fourth most run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals.
In total 58 matches, Afghan’s player Mohammad Shahzad has scored 1779 runs, 70 more than fifth-placed Kohli, who has 1709 runs in 48 matches. Shahzad is also ranked seventh in the ICC rankings for the batsmen in T20Is.
He now sits behind former Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum (2140 runs), Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan (1889) and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (1806) on the all-time highest run-getters list in T20 Internationals.
The 29-year-old, who scored 123 runs in three matches against Ireland, ended up as the second highest run-getter of the series after Mohammad Nabi (124).
Afghanistan had defeated Ireland by 91 runs in the 2nd T20I and had won by six wickets in the first match of the Twenty20 series.
Afghanistan are currently on their best-ever winning streak in T20Is having won 11 in a row.
They have surpassed England and Ireland’s joint record for most consecutive T20I wins; both nations having managed eight consecutive wins in the past.