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Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi becomes highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket during 2020

KARACHI: Continuing his superb form, Pakistan’s young pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi has surpassed Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan as leading T20 wicket-taker in the ongoing calendar year, 2020.

Afridi achieved this feat on Monday during his domestic side KP’s National T20 Cup match against Sindh. Shaheen finished with 5 for 21.

This takes his T20 wickets tally in the year to 36, three more than Afghanistan’s spinner Rashid Khan.

The 5-fer against Sindh on Monday was his career’s 4th 5 wicket haul. Only Lasith Malinga has more T20 5-fers. The Sri Lankan fast bowler has five 5-wicket hauls to his credit.

Shakeeb Al Hasan and David Wiese have also 4 five wickets haul to their T20 career credit.

This was also Shaheen’s third 5-wicket haul of the year. No other player has more than one 5-fer in the on going year.

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