Former Pakistan captain and Karachi Kings’ all-rounder Shahid Afridi became the first ever Pakistani to bag 300 T 20 wickets on Friday. Afridi reached the milestone during his team Karachi Kings’ PSL league match against Islamabad United.
His 300th scalp came after a quicker delivery that smashed into Chadwick Walton’s stumps, with the triumphant spinner celebrating the feat in his trademark style.
Afridi is only the 4th player in the world who have completed 300 wickets in the shortest format of the game.
The 38-year-old all-rounder has represented 20 different teams in T 20 leagues around the world, completed 300 wickets in his 273rd match.
The next Pakistani to Afridi in the list of most T 20 wickets is Sohail Tanvir, who has 289 wickets to his credit. With 97 wickets in T 20 internationals, Shahid Afridi is also the world’s leading wicket-taker in the shortest format of international cricket.