Sharjah, Oct 24: Bangladesh’s greatest cricketer, Shakib Al Hasan got his name into the history books as he became the highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cups in a Super 12 match against Sri Lanka at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

The KKR pacer surpassed Shahid Afridi’s record of 39 wickets in the biggest stage of the shortest format of the game. He has now 41 wickets.

Shakib also achieved the milestone of becoming the first non-Pakistani cricketer to take 10+ wickets in consecutive T20 World Cups, the first since 2010 edition.

Shakib went past Afridi’s record when he used his vast experience to get the better of Nissanka with a flighted delivery.

Two balls later, Shakib bowled Avishka Fernando for his 41st wicket in the tournament.

With Bangladesh having made the Super 12s and guaranteed to play at least five matches, it was only a matter of time before the left-arm spinner bettered Afridi’s record.

Shakib is also the current highest wicket-taker in T20Is.

(With Inputs From PTI)