Brad Hodge became the first batsman in Twenty20 cricket to reach 5,000 runs when on 25 during Barisal Burners’ BPL match against Chittagong Kings in Khulna. Though he reached the milestone on a day when his side lost by 21 runs, it pleased Hodge as it was a testament of his class in this format.
“I am just very happy,” Hodge told ESPNcricinfo. “I have made 10,000 plus runs in Sheffield Shield and 5,000 in T20s, means that I have performed well over the course of my lifetime.”
Hodge achieved the milestone with a cover drive off West Indies allrounder Kevon Cooper, but stayed away from a celebration even though he was made aware of the impending record by one of the commentators. Read more