Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Just hours after announcing his new marriage, former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik reached new heights in the shortest format following his return to competitive cricket.

Shoaib recently released his wedding photograph on social media platform X (earlier known as Twitter) to end speculation about his separation from legendary Indian tennis superstar Sania Mirza.

A day after marrying Pakistani actress Sana Javed, Shoaib represented Fortune Barishal in a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2024 match against Rangpur Riders in Dhaka.

The veteran cricketer achieved a special feat in the shortest format by accumulating 13,000 runs. Shoaib played a crucial knock of 17 off 18 balls to help his franchise upstage Rangpur Riders in the low-scoring encounter at Shere Bangla National Stadium. 

In the process, Shoaib has joined legendary West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle by entering the 13k club in T20 cricket. Only Gayle and Malik have amassed 13,000 runs in the history of the shortest format.

The Pakistan cricketer also ended up taking a wicket as his side marched on to victory.