Shoaib Malik makes historic record, joins elite club

Shoaib Malik makes historic record, joins elite club
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ISLAMABAD - While Pakistan's new batting superstar Fakhar Zaman was busy setting new records in ODI cricket in the fifth match against Zimbabwe, veteran Shoaib Malik joined an elite list too.

Malik completed 7,000 runs in one-day internationals on Sunday. He is the eighth Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone.

Malik also achieved a rare 'double' on the day. He became just the seventh cricketer to score 7000 runs and 150 wickets in ODIs. He is the second Pakistan player after Shahid Afridi to enter the club that also has players like Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar.

The all-rounder achieved the feat in the fifth ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Malik scored 18-ball 15 to overhaul 7000-run mark in ODIs.

Malik now has 7012 runs and 156 wickets from 266 ODI matches.

While Sachin Tendulkar has the highest number of runs in this list with 18,426 runs, Afridi has the highest number of wickets with 395. Chris Gayle is the only other active player in the list.

Here are the seven players to have more than 7000 runs and 150 wickets in ODIs: PlayersMatchesRunsWickets Steve Waugh (Australia) 325 7,569 195 Sachin Tendulkar (India) 463 18,426 154 Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 445 13,430 323 Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 328 11,579 273 Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 398 8,064 395 Chris Gayle (West Indies) 281 9,585 165 Shoaib Malik (Pakistan) 266 7,000 156

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