Shakib Al Hasan Creates History; Becomes First Bowler To Take 50 T20 World Cup Wickets

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh’s former skipper and star all-rounder, made history on Saturday, June 22, by becoming the first bowler to claim 50 wickets in T20 World Cup history. Shakib achieved this remarkable feat during a Super Eight Group 1 match against India, cementing his status as one of the tournament’s most prolific bowlers.

Rohit Sharma: The Historic Wicket 

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The left-arm spinner reached the milestone by dismissing India’s captain Rohit Sharma in the fourth over of the innings. As Shakib began his run-up, Sharma attempted to create space to slog the ball over the covers. Shakib followed Sharma’s movement and delivered a full ball that Sharma tried to slog away, only to get a thick top-edge. The ball was caught by the backward point fielder running across to his right, marking Shakib’s 50th T20 World Cup wicket.

Earlier in the match, Shakib faced a tough challenge as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored heavily off his bowling. In his previous over, Shakib conceded 15 runs, with Sharma and Kohli hitting a four and a six, respectively. Sharma continued his aggressive approach in Shakib’s second over, hitting a six and a four within three deliveries. However, Shakib’s resilience paid off as he claimed the crucial wicket of Sharma, showcasing his ability to bounce back in critical moments.

Prolific Career in T20Is

In addition to his T20 World Cup achievements, Shakib Al Hasan is also the second most prolific wicket-taker in all T20 Internationals. He has taken 148 wickets in 128 matches (149 counting this one), second only to New Zealand’s Tim Southee, who has 164 wickets. Shakib’s consistency and skill make him a key player for Bangladesh and a formidable opponent in T20 cricket.

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Top Five Wicket-Takers in T20 World Cups

Shakib Al Hasan now leads the list of all-time wicket-takers in T20 World Cups, surpassing several notable players. Here are the top five wicket-takers in the history of the tournament:

1. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 50 wickets in 42 matches

2. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 39 wickets in 34 matches

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3. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) – 38 wickets in 31 matches

4. Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)- 37 wickets in 19 matches

5. Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan) – 36 wickets in 23 matches

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Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh's former skipper and star all-rounder, made history on Saturday, June 22, by becoming the first bowler to claim 50 wickets in T20 World Cup history. Shakib achieved this remarkable feat during a Super Eight Group 1 match against India, cementing his status as one of the tournament's most prolific bowlers.

Rohit Sharma: The Historic Wicket 

The left-arm spinner reached the milestone by dismissing India's captain Rohit Sharma in the fourth over of the innings. As Shakib began his run-up, Sharma attempted to create space to slog the ball over the covers. Shakib followed Sharma's movement and delivered a full ball that Sharma tried to slog away, only to get a thick top-edge. The ball was caught by the backward point fielder running across to his right, marking Shakib's 50th T20 World Cup wicket.

Earlier in the match, Shakib faced a tough challenge as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored heavily off his bowling. In his previous over, Shakib conceded 15 runs, with Sharma and Kohli hitting a four and a six, respectively. Sharma continued his aggressive approach in Shakib's second over, hitting a six and a four within three deliveries. However, Shakib's resilience paid off as he claimed the crucial wicket of Sharma, showcasing his ability to bounce back in critical moments.

Prolific Career in T20Is

In addition to his T20 World Cup achievements, Shakib Al Hasan is also the second most prolific wicket-taker in all T20 Internationals. He has taken 148 wickets in 128 matches (149 counting this one), second only to New Zealand’s Tim Southee, who has 164 wickets. Shakib's consistency and skill make him a key player for Bangladesh and a formidable opponent in T20 cricket.

Top Five Wicket-Takers in T20 World Cups

Shakib Al Hasan now leads the list of all-time wicket-takers in T20 World Cups, surpassing several notable players. Here are the top five wicket-takers in the history of the tournament:

1. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) - 50 wickets in 42 matches

2. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) - 39 wickets in 34 matches

3. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) - 38 wickets in 31 matches

4. Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)- 37 wickets in 19 matches

5. Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan) - 36 wickets in 23 matches

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