Yuvraj completes 1,000 runs in T20

In the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa in September 2007, Yuvraj slammed a 16-ball 58 against England in Kingsmead, with 6 x 6s off a single over from Stuart Broad.

Yuvraj Singh... in elite club.   -  AP

Yuvraj Singh has been far from spectacular after his return to the national team in the Twenty20 format, but on the opening match of the Asia Cup Twenty20 in Mirpur on Wednesday, he crossed the individual milestone of 1000 plus runs. He made 15 off 16 balls against Bangladesh which took his tally to 1008 (712 balls) from 41 innings in 47 matches. His average is a fraction lower than 30.

Once recalled for the three-match Twenty20 series in Australia, the left-handed batsman, has not had many scoring opportunities. In Sydney though, he made an unbeaten 15 that steered India past the finishing line and to a 3-0 clean sweep.

In the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa in September 2007, he slammed a 16-ball 58 against England in Kingsmead, with 6 x 6s off a single over from Stuart Broad. Soon after, he made a 30-ball 70 against Australia in Kingsmead.

Yuvraj has struck eight half-centuries with an unbeaten 77 against Australia in Rajkot (Oct. 2013) as his highest. He has scored 775 runs, batting at No. 4, and 233 at No. 5. Once he batted at No. 7.

New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum is the only player who has gone past 2000 T20 runs.

NAME

Runs

Innings

Matches



Brendon McCullum (NZ)

2140

70

71



Martin Guptill (NZ)

1666

55

57



Tillekeratne Dilshan (SL)

1619

69

70



Jean-Paul Duminy (SA)

1551

59

65



Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)

1514

69

71



Umar Akmal (Pak)

1506

68

71



Mahela Jayawardena (SL)

1493

55

55



David Warner (Aus)

1466

54

54



Chris Gayle (WI)

1406

43

45



Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

1382

53

56



Eoin Morgan (Eng)

1333

55

56



Hamilton Masakadza (Zim)

1320

44

44



Shane Watson (Aus)

1315

50

52



Shahid Afridi (Pak)

1313

84

90



Shoaib Malik (Pak)

1251

66

70



AB de Villiers (SA)

1245

62

65



Virat Kohli (Ind)

1223

32

34



Kevin Pietersen (Eng)

1176

36

37



Ross Taylor (NZ)

1165

60

68



Alex Hales (Eng)

1154

39

39



Rohit Sharma (Ind)

1149

44

51



Mohammad Shahzad (Afg)

1145

41

41



Suresh Raina (Ind)

1136

46

53



Yuvraj Singh (Ind)

1008

41

47