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Shadab Khan breaks Shahid Afridi’s T20I record

He achieved this feat against England in T20 World Cup final
Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan has added another feather in his cap as he became the leading T20I wicket-taker for the Men in Green.

He overtook Shahid Afridi’s record during Pakistan’s five-wicket defeat against England in the T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium.

The 24-year-old leg-spinner removed England batter Harry Brook for his 98th T20I wicket. He equaled Afridi’s 97 wickets and became the joint-highest wicket taker during Pakistan’s clash against Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval.

He was playing his 84th game for the Babar XI. Afridi, on the other hand, surpassed Umar Gul’s record of 85 wickets in 98 appearances for the format.

Gul stands third on the list and is followed by Saeed Ajmal who has also taken 85 wickets during his T20 career. Haris Rauf, meanwhile, takes the fifth positions with 70 scalps.

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