Pakistan’s Sana Mir becomes the second Asian cricketer to feature in 100 T20Is
"Every match for Pakistan is a wonderful opportunity,"- Mir.
Updated - Feb 4, 2019 5:19 pm
Pakistan woman cricketer Sana Mir entered into the record books as she became only the second Asian cricketer to feature in 100 T20Is. She achieved the feat when she stepped onto the field in the third T20I against the Windies in Karachi. She is currently the ICC’s top-ranked ODI bowler. Earlier, the interim Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik became the first Asian cricketer to get to 100 games.
Malik has featured in a total of 110 T20Is till date. Sana Mir expressed delight upon reaching the milestone and said that she was privileged to have gotten an opportunity of representing Pakistan so many times. Furthermore, she added that she has given her best in every opportunity that she has got.
Every match for Pakistan is a wonderful opportunity
“Every match for Pakistan is a wonderful opportunity and a big responsibility. All I can say that I have been privileged to represent Pakistan for so long and have given my best in every match for my country with best of my ability,” Geo TV quoted Sana, as saying.
Since making her T20I debut in 2009, the fast-bowler has hardly missed an encounter. Sana Mir was a part of the inaugural Pakistan T20I team. The Green team met Ireland back then in their first ever game. Till date, Sana Mir only missed two T20I games and was benched due to injuries. She is one of the most consistent performers in the side, without a shred of a doubt.
Sana Mir is the sixth women cricketer overall to play 100 T20I matches. Deandra Dottin of West Indies tops the list with a total of 109 T20Is to her name. After Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi played the most games with 99 caps. MS Dhoni (93), Rohit Sharma (90), Mohammad Hafeez (89) are the next on the list. Amongst the Asian women, Pakistan cricketer Bismah Maroof (94) and Harmanpreet Kaur (93) follow her.