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India Vs Bangladesh, Super 8: Shakib Al Hasan Creates T20 World Cup History With Rohit Sharma's Wicket

Shakib is the leading wicket-taker in men's T20 World Cups and has now a total of 50 wickets in 42 matches

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Shakib Al Hasan made history with the wicket of Rohit Sharma Photo: AP/Lynne Sladky
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Veteran Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan on Saturday created history when he picked up the wicket of Indian skipper Rohit Sharma during the Super 8 clash between the two teams at the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024. (Match Blog | Cricket News)

India were off to a flying start and were 39 for no loss when the Indian skipper miscued his slog and was caught by Jaker Ali in the fourth over being bowled by Shakib. With the wicket, Shakib became the first ever bowler to pick 50 wickets in T20 World Cup history.

Shakib's milestone wicket, however, could not keep the Indian batters quiet as the Men In Blue posted a massive total of 196/5 in their 20 overs. The allrounder himself had a poor outing despite the record wicket. In his three overs, Shakib went for 37 runs and could not take another wicket.

For India, Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten half-century with Shivam Dube, Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli all chipping in with crucial thirties.

Shakib is the leading wicket-taker in men's T20 World Cups and has now a total of 50 wickets in 42 matches. He has 11 wickets more than the second-placed Pakistan's allrounder Shahid Afridi.

Here is the list of top five wicket-takers in T20 World Cups

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

  • Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) - 39 wickets in 34 matches

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

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

  • Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan) - 36 wickets in 23 matches

Incidentally, Shakib and the batter whose wicket he took to get to the historic landmark, Rohit Sharma, are the only two players to feature in every single T20 World Cup since the inaugural edition in 2007.

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