Fast forward to year 2018, T-20 Semi-Final against FRCC-A, when Omer scored his 5000th CCL run in style with a boundary to his favorite cow-corner, while in the middle of playing a lone hand against the rampaging FRCC attack, 48 runs out of a team total of 122. Not being a big fan of statistics, Omer did not realize this achievement at the moment and neither did his teammates.
Omer thus became only the third CCL batsman to cross the 5000 runs mark, behind Kervyn Dimney (CSCC) and Gopal Susarla (FCCC). Guess who could be the other four current batsmen that are in hot pursuit of this landmark, surely to reach it in the 2019 season?
With 8 centuries so far, Omer is right behind Dhiren Patel’s 10. It is fair to assume that Omer’s runs tally today could have been much higher had he not taken a long sabbatical from CCL between 2002 and 2007, and played his cricket in Pakistan, including rubbing shoulders with the likes of Abdul Razzaq in various double-wicket tournaments involving prize money of a few lakh rupees.
Read more about Omer's achievement here with more pictures and videos.