During the 37th delivery of his innings against Chattogram Challengers in the Bangladesh Premier League, Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladesh batter to score 7,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. Iqbal, who plays for the Khulna Tigers, reached the milestone of becoming the first Bangladesh batter to do so.
The left-handed batsman needed five more runs before the match to reach the landmark, but he hit a boundary and became the first Bangladesh batter to join the exclusive club.
After 242 innings, the 33-year-old became the 40th player overall to score 7,000 T20 runs and the eighth fastest batter to reach the milestone. In a record-setting 187 innings, Pakistan captain Babar Azam amassed the most runs.
Tamim has racked up 45 fifty runs and four hundred runs in Twenty20 matches so far, with his highest score being 141 runs, which he scored in the final of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League for Comilla Victorians.
He is the only batter to come out of Bangladesh to score four hundred in this format, with Najmul Hossain Shanto coming in second place with two centuries.