The Sri Lankan Star Bowler Lasith Malinga has become the highest wickets taker in the T20 Cricket, surpassing 98 wickets of Shahid Afridi. Malinga achieved this milestone in the first T20 match against New Zealand and he now holds 99 wickets to his name in T20 Cricket. This is the most wickets taken by a Bowler in T20 Cricket so far. Surprisingly, Most Wickets in Test and ODI cricket are also taken by a Sri Lankan bowlers. Seems like Sri Lankan Bowlers are born to be the highest wicket takers.
Lasith Malinga T20 Career:
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Sri Lanka Bowlers with Highest Wickets in Cricket History:
- Tests: Muttiah Muralitharan (800)
- Odis: Muttiah Muralitharan (534)
- T20Is: Lasith Malinga (99*)
Former T20 Cricketer and Star Player Shahid Afridi Congratulated Lasith Malinga for breaking his highest wickets record in T20 Cricket. Afridi Said:
Congrats @Lasith99Malinga on becoming the highest wicket taker in my format. Good luck on becoming the first to have 100 wickets under your belt, well deserved.
Congrats @Lasith99Malinga on becoming the highest wicket taker in my format. Good luck on becoming the first to have 100 wickets under your belt, well deserved ??
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 2, 2019