Even though Afghanistan got defeated in the match played against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. But Rashid Khan personally created history in this match. He has become the fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 International cricket. Before Rashid, there are only three such bowlers in T20 International cricket so far. Who has taken 100 or more wickets?
Rashid Breaks Malinga-Shakib’s Record
In the match played against Pakistan, Rashid Khan completed a Hundred wickets in T20 International by dismissing Mohammad Hafeez in his 53rd match. With this, he left behind Malinga and Shakib. Lasith Malinga took 76 and Team Saudi had completed 100 wickets in 82 T20 Internationals. In the match against Pakistan, Rashid Khan took two wickets for 26 runs in four overs.
Highest Wicket Player in T20 International
As far as taking most wickets in T20 Internationals is concerned. So this record is in the name of Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh. Shakib has taken 117 wickets in 94 matches. During this, taking five wickets for 20 runs is his best performance. At the same time, Lasith Malinga is at number two in terms of taking the most wickets. He took 107 wickets in 83 T20 matches. Whereas Rashid Khan is third with 101 wickets and Tim Southee remains at number four with 100 wickets.
Fastest Bowler to Take 100 Wickets
If international cricket is looked at in all three formats, the record of taking the fastest 100 wickets in Test is recorded in the name of England’s George Lohman. Apart from him, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan is the only such bowler. He holds the record for the fastest 100 wickets in ODIs and T20 Internationals.