Rashid Khan has etched his name in the record books as he claimed his 100th wicket in T20 internationals on Friday. The 23-year-old becomes only the fourth bowler to reach the milestone and became the fastest to do so, doing it in just 53 matches.
Rashid Khan became just the fourth bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 internationals after he got the better off Mohammed Hafeez on Friday. The 23-year-old foxed the Pakistani veteran at a crucial juncture in the game, becoming the fastest to reach the milestone. Only Shakib Al Hasan, Lasith Malinga and Tim Southee have taken 100 or more wickets in T20Is, but none have done it at a rate as Rashid Khan has.
@rashidkhan_19 becomes the quickest to 100 scalps, take the wicket of Mohammad Hafeez after making 10. pic.twitter.com/zgq6wzQNrj
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) October 29, 2021
Most wickets in T20Is
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||2006-2021||94||347.3||117||5/20||19.79||6.66||17.8|
|SL Malinga (SL)||2006-2020||84||299.5||107||5/6||20.79||7.42||16.8|
|Rashid Khan (AFG/ICC)||2015-2021||53*||197.4||100*||5/3||12.2||6.17||11.8|
|TG Southee (NZ)||2008-2021||84||301||100||5/18||25.17||8.36||18|
|Shahid Afridi (ICC/PAK)||2006-2018||99||361.2||98||4/11||24.44||6.63||22.1|
The Afghanistan spin wizard is currently third in the ranking for bowlers in the T20Is, behind South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi and Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga. The 23-year-old is now the fastest to scalp 100 wickets in both T20s and ODIs, stamping his authority as one of the finest bowlers in limited-overs cricket.