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Updated on: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:59 PM IST

T20 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan becomes the highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cups

The Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan overtook Pakistan's Shahid Afridi
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan celebrates with Mushfiqur Rahim. | Twitter/T20WorldCup

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan celebrates with Mushfiqur Rahim. | Twitter/T20WorldCup

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Bangladesh's premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Sunday became the leading wicket-taker in the history of T20 World Cups, surpassing former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi when he dismissed Sri Lanka's Pathum Nissanka during their Super 12 match in Sharjah. Shakib entered the game with 39 wickets in 28 matches.

Having produced a match-winning spell (4/9) against Oman in the preliminaries, Shakib, one of the world's leading all-rounders, found himself among the wickets in the team's first Super 12 game, against Sri Lanka.

Afridi picked 39 wickets in 34 matches. Shakib went past Afridi's record when he used his vast experience to get the better of Nissanka with a flighted delivery. Two balls later, Shakib bowled Avishka Fernando for his 41st wicket in the tournament.

Shakib is also the current highest wicket-taker in T20Is.

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Published on: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 06:59 PM IST
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