The left-hand batsman Suresh Raina became the first Indian to register 8,000 runs in T20s. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Delhi on Monday, he achieved this feat as he scored 12 runs against Puducherry.
The veteran has now scored 8,001 from 300 T20s which consisted of 284 innings. He has the highest score of 126 not out in T20s with an average of 33.47. He has 48 half-centuries and four centuries in the shorter format of the game.
The other Indian batsmen in the top 10 list of the highest run-getters in T20 cricket are Virat Kohli (7833) and Rohit Sharma (7795). West Indies power hitter Chris Gayle (12,298) has the most runs in this format of the game followed by Brendon McCullum (9,922) and Kieron Pollard (8,838).
Raina plays for Chennai Super Kings in the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL), will be representing the franchise in the 12th edition of the tournament starting March 23.