Hafeez achieved the feat within the first T20I in opposition to South Africa when he stepped onto the sector because the Proteas gained the toss and opted to bat first on the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Mohammad Hafeez obtained his 100th T20I cap from Waqar Younis. All the perfect @MHafeez22 🧢 🌟#SAvPAK… https://t.co/NjiYP7Qgpy
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1618058570000
Hafeez, 40, joined the unique membership of Shoaib Malik (116), Rohit Sharma (111), Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, and Ross Taylor (102) who’ve appeared in 100 or extra T20Is because the inception of the shortest format of the sport in February 2005.
The PCB congratulates @MHafeez22 on his 100th T20I#SAvPAK #HarHaalMainCricket #BackTheBoysInGreen https://t.co/ayDSQkwVie
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1618057324000
Hafeez featured in Pakistan’s first-ever T20I in August 2006 in Bristol and scored 46 in Pakistan’s five-wicket victory over England.
Apparently, Hafeez’s 50th look was additionally on the Wanderers Stadium in opposition to South Africa in November 2013 when he as captain took two for 25 and scored 13 not out because the hosts beat Pakistan by 4 runs in a rain-shortened match.
If he scores a minimum of 13 runs in Saturday’s recreation, Hafeez will leapfrog Shoaib as Pakistan’s main run-scorer in T20Is. Shoaib has so far scored 2,335 runs in 116 T20Is, whereas Hafeez is sixth on the record with 2,323 runs in 99 matches.
Hafeez has represented Pakistan in 5 of the six ICC T20 World Cups since 2007 however missed the 2009 marketing campaign in England, which Pakistan gained below Younis Khan at Lord’s.
Pakistan will probably be seeking to carry the momentum of the ODI sequence win and make a successful begin within the four-match sequence.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan, B Azam, F Zaman, M Hafeez, H Ali, M Nawaz, F Ashraf, H Ali, S Afridi, U Qadir, H Rauf
South Africa XI: A Markram, J Malan, H Klaasen, P van Biljon, W Lubbe, G Linde, A Phehlukwayo, S Magala, B Hendricks, L Williams, T Shamsi