Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Sunday (October 17) became the leading wicket-taker in men’s T20Is.
Shakib achieved the feat in Bangladesh’s ongoing Group B encounter of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup against Scotland here at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1).
The all-rounder returned with figures of 2-17 against Scotland and hence he went past the record of Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga.
The moment when Shakib Al Hasan created history #BANvSCO #Bangladesh #T20WorldCup https://t.co/CMgg556OSf
– ICC (@ICC) October 17, 2021
Shakib now has 108 wickets from 89 matches in the shortest format.
Malinga had taken 107 wickets from 84 matches while New Zealand’s Tim Southee is at the third number in the list, after taking 99 wickets from 83 matches.
What an achievement for Shakib Al Hasan – surpassed Lasith Malinga in the all time wicket taking list in T20is. pic.twitter.com/S9VK6gZ1TG
– Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 17, 2021
Interestingly, Shakib is the only player in cricket history to achieve the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets across all formats. The star all-rounder made his T20I debut in 2006 and has since played for Bangladesh in all seven T20 World Cups so far.
Earlier in the ongoing match against Scotland, Mahmudullah-led Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl.Internet Explorer Channel Network