December 2, 2021, 3:37 pm
Sports Correspondent /
Overcoming the fear, Bangladesh has finally made it to the Super Twelve of the T20 World Cup. This has been made possible by the brilliant craftsmanship of the world’s best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. After losing to Scotland in their first match in the first round, Shankar’s black cloud filled the Tigers’ tent. But the red-green country has ensured that they will play in the main fight i.e. Super Twelve after winning the next two matches against Oman and Papua New Guinea.
Shakib, the symbol of continuity, has made this expected achievement easier. The 34-year-old all-rounder also went on to win the match against Oman and Papua New Guinea on Thursday. In this way he has set a dazzling world record. In other words, Bangladesh and world cricket superstar Shakib is now the highest wicket-taker in the history of T20 World Cup cricket. Shakib has set a glorious record with 4 wickets for just 9 runs in 4 overs against Papua New Guinea. For now, the former Bangladesh captain has to share the record with former Pakistan star Shahid Afridi. However, the world’s best all-rounder has a chance to surpass the former Paki captain in Bangladesh’s first match in the Super Twelve. Not only that, Shakib is ahead of Afridi in economy and average.
Shakib took the world record wicket by catching Papua New Guinea’s Hiri Hiri by wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan Sohan. Afridi touched. In the history of T20 World Cup, Shakib and Afridi have taken 39 wickets each. Shakib has played 28 matches in seven editions since the 2007 World Cup to take wickets. And Afridi has 34 matches. Shakib, who took 4 wickets for 9 runs and 46 runs from 37 balls, became the best match against Papua New Guinea. This is Shakib’s best bowling figure in the World Cup again. He also excelled in his all-round performance against Oman. With this, Shakib got 4 or more wickets in the sixth innings of his career. He also took 4 wickets for 9 runs against Australia last August.
Shakib’s career best bowling in T20 in 2018. The left-arm all-rounder took five wickets for 20 runs against the West Indies at Seba Mirpur. Before the start of the World Cup, Shakib was handing out a bunch of records. With two wickets in the first match against the Scots, he set a world record for the highest number of wickets in the history of T20 cricket. Leaked Sri Lankan fast bowler Lathis Malinga. After yesterday’s match, Shakib is currently the highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket with 115 wickets. Shakib had 30 wickets in the previous six editions of the T20 World Cup. At that time he was at number six in the list of highest wicket takers in the World Cup. From there, irresistible Shakib played only three matches to rise to the top. The world’s best all-rounder is now at the top with 9 wickets in these three matches of the first round.