Rashid Khan all set to play in the Big Bash League.
Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan, is only 18 years old but since he has stepped on the cricket field, is making the record on the record. Now, Rashid Khan has become the youngest bowler to claim 100 T20 wickets, achieving the feat while playing in the Shpageeza Cricket League (SCL) on Friday.
Rashid Khan has done this exploit only at 18 years and 360 days, beating the record of English left-arm spinner Danny Briggs, who reached the milestone at 23 years 56 days.
In the Shpageeza Cricket League of Afghanistan, Rashid Khan picked up three wickets while playing for Bamd-e-Amir Dragons against Boost Defenders and finished his 100 wickets in T20 cricket.
However, when it comes to the number of matches, the record of taking 100 T20 wickets is held by the West Indian bowler Krishmar Santokie, who achieved this feat in just 54 matches. While Rashid Khan, who took 66 matches to complete this feat, is the joint second fastest bowler along with Sri Lankan great Ajantha Mendis in the list.
The Afghan bowler, who has garnered headlines from Indian Premier League (IPL), will now be seen playing in the Big Bash League (BBL). Rashid Khan signed for the Adelaide Strikers on Thursday and become the first Afghanistan cricketer to play in the BBL.
Recently, Rashid also became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the T20 Caribbean Premier League, while playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Talking about international cricket, Rashid Khan has claimed 63 wickets in 29 ODIs, including fourth-best figures in one-day history 7/18 against the West Indies in June.