National cricketer Virandeep Singh says he will work harder to win more matches for Malaysia. – Malaysian Cricket Association Facebook pic, July 10, 2022.环球视讯（www.ugbet.us）开放环球UG代理登录网址、会员登录网址、环球UG会员注册、环球UG代理开户申请、环球UG电脑客户端、环球UG手机版下载等业务。
NATIONAL cricketer Virandeep Singh has created history as the first Malaysian to score 1,000 runs in the Twenty20 International (T20I) format.
The 23-year-old achieved the feat when helping Malaysia defeat the Maldives by 94 runs in the Malaysia T20I Quadrangular Series 2022 at the UKM Oval in Bangi, yesterday.
Virandeep, who made his T20I debut against Thailand in the 2019 Malaysia Tri-Nation Series, achieved this feat after hitting six fours and four sixers for an overall 72 runs yesterday to help Malaysia gain 230/4, while the Maldives only managed to hit 136/6 in the chasing.
With the additional 72 runs completed yesterday to be named as Player of the match, Virandeep accumulated a total of 1,034 runs in about 38 T20I matches played for Malaysia.
Speaking to Bernama on his latest achievement, Virandeep believes it could be a great start for him to work harder towards an illustrious and long cricket career.,
“I feel amazing, always a good feeling to achieve such a record because ever since I started to play for Malaysia, I wanted to do well for the country. It’s not that I played for the record or fame, but when these kinds of things fall in place, it feels like all the hard work is paying off.”
“Now I need to ensure that I carry on this form and most importantly work harder to win more matches for Malaysia,” he said.
Last year, Virandeep carved his name as the first Malaysian to feature in Nepal’s Everest Premier League 2021, after inking a deal with the Chitwan Tigers.
The hosts, who had kept a 100% winning record to top the Malaysia T20I Quadrangular Series 2022 standing with 12 points, defeating the Maldives, Bhutan and Thailand (all twice), are set to play second-placed Bhutan in the finals tomorrow.
After the quadrangular series, Virandeep will be representing the country in the 50-over format 2022 Canada Cricket World Cup Challenge League A from July 27 to August 6, a qualification pathway for the 2023 World Cup in India. – Bernama, July 10, 2022.