Shahid Afridi second in the list of bowlers with most four-wicket hauls in T20 cricket
Shahid Afridi is currently second in the list of most 4-wicket hauls, sharing the spot with West Indies spinner Sunil Narine.
Updated - Nov 19, 2017 10:24 pm
Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi added another feather to his hat on Saturday with a four-wicket haul in the Bangladesh Premier League match on Saturday. While playing for Dhaka Dynamites, Afridi picked up four wickets to inspire the team to win their match against Rajshahi Kings.
The former World T20 winning hero conceded only 26 runs during his stipulated four overs. This was Afridi’s 11th four-wicket haul in his professional career, the most by any Pakistani cricketer in the shortest format of the game. His tally of 11 four-wicket hauls also included two five wickets haul.
While taking four wickets Afridi surpassed Yasir Arafat and Umar Gul, both of them have 10 T20 four-wicket hauls. The leg-spinner now joined Lasith Malinga in the list of most four-wicket haul by any player in T20 cricket. Malinga has so far, picked up 12 four-wicket hauls in T20s.
The former Pakistani all-rounder is currently at second place in the list of most 4-wicket hauls, sharing the position with West Indies spinner Sunil Narine. With this four-wicket haul, Afridi’s total T20 wickets tally is now 281, jointly the most by a Pakistani bowler with Yasir Arafat.
Afridi retired from international cricket in 2016 after Pakistan’s exit from the World T20 in India. Since, his retirement he has been playing only franchise based tournament in England, Bangladesh and in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Dhaka Dynamites elevated themselves to the top of the points table with a 68-run win over Rajshahi Kings in Dhaka. Half centuries from Evin Lewis and Keiron Pollard helped Dhaka win the match. With this win, Dynamites have nine points from six games, two points clear of Khulna Titans, who are placed second.
Dhaka in their first match lost to Sylhet. In this fifth edition of BPL competitiveness among the teams has made the tournament a hit.
Here’s what Afridi tweeted after reaching the landmark
It’s all down to the love and respect I receive from my fans. The way im spurred on by my ‘fans’, they take on more the role of an AC unit for me 😉 Love you all ? https://t.co/zoA5SXlKzz
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 18, 2017