Last updated on August 30, 2019
Veteran Australian opener Michael Klinger has proceeded into the next place from the record of most centuries played in T20 cricket with a batsman after he scored his eighth slew at the continuing T20 Blast contest. Playing for Gloucestershire, Klinger smashed 102* off 65 balls to direct his team to some T20 Blast quarter-final berth using a five-run triumph over Kent on Thursday.
The 39-year older is set to call time on his 21-year career at the end of England’s T20 tournament. This is his eighth T20 century, and he’s behind swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle that has 21 heaps against his title.
“I did not even know I got 100 since the major scoreboard had 91,” Klinger was quoted as saying from ICC. “It probably took a little pressure off, not knowing I had been near. A veteran of 182 top-notch matches, Klinger has scored over 11,000 runs at the longest format. He’s also played 177 List A games and complete of 204 T20 games in theatres in Australia and England.
He had been purchased from the now-defunct franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala from the Premier League.