Shoaib Malik writes history as he joins Chris Gayle in Elite T20 list after third marriage announcement

Shoaib Malik

Pakistan cricket team batsman Shoaib Malik has been in the news these days due to his third marriage and also rumors of separation from his second wife and Indian tennis player Sania Mirza. Malik announced on Saturday, January 20, 2024, his third marriage with famous Pakistani actress Sana Javed. Malik is also Javed’s second husband and was first married to Umair Jaswal.

Shoaib Malik He has had a brilliant period with him Pakistani cricket team and remains one of the most demanding players on the team. However, Malik is now mostly seen playing club cricket in different T20 leagues around the world. Shoaib Malik is currently part of the Bangladesh Premier League and plays for Fortune Barishwal in the BPL.

During the BPL 2024 match between Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders, Shoaib Malik achieved a great feat in T20 cricket. Malik played an unbeaten 17 runs against Rangpur Riders and became the first Asian player to score 13000 runs in T20 cricket. He also joined ‘Universe Boss’ and veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on the elite list as the great batsman was the first player to achieve this feat.

Shoaib Malik records important T20 record amid marriage announcement

Coming back to the details of the match, Rangpur Riders posted a score of 134/9 in 20 overs while batting first at the Sher E Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. The Horsemen did not start well against Fortune Barishal and lost their first wicket for 0 when Brandon King fell back for a duck. Rony Talukdar was the second batsman to be dismissed for 5 runs, while Shakib Al Hasan could only score 2 runs.

Afghan players Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi also couldn’t do much and departed for 6 and 10 runs respectively. Captain Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan and Shamim Hossain made cameos of 25-30 runs and helped the team reach a score of 134/9.

Khaled Ahmed picked up 4 wickets for Barishal, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz finished with 2 wickets. Dunith Wellalage and Mohammad Imran picked up 1 wicket each.

Chasing the target, Tamim Iqbal and Ibrahim Zadran added 32 runs for the first wicket. Iqbal and Zadran came out for 35 and 12 runs respectively, Mehidy Hasan Miraz played a 20-run cameo off 18 balls. Mushfiqur Rahim was able to score 26 runs, however, in the end, Mahmudullah and Shoaib Malik finished the match for Fortune Barishal.

Shoaib Malik and his separation rumors with the Indian tennis players were part of the headlines for a long time. However, his third marriage with Sana Javed put an end to all the rumours.

Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza got married in the year 2010 and lived in Dubai. However, they have been living alone for a long time and their son Izhaan lives with Sania.

Shoaib Malik has already announced his retirement from the Test and ODI format but continues to play T20 cricket for the country. Malik was part of the Pakistan team in the 2021 T20 World Cup and will want to make a place for himself in the 2024 T20 World Cup squad.