Harbhajan Singh the Turbanator of Indian Cricket on Monday became the 3rd Indian bowler and 19th player overall to complete two hundred wickets in T20 cricket.
Bhajji reached this landmark during his franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) match against the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the Wankhede stadium. Harbhajan’s 200th scalp was the prized wicket of the RPS skipper, in form batsmen Steven Smith.
It was the last ball of his spell when Harbhajan bowled a top-spinner to Smith. The RPS skipper was castled by the delivery and lost his stumps while trying to attempt a pull shot. Out of his 200 wickets 123 have come while bowling for his IPL franchise the Mumbai Indians, while 25 scalps have come while representing India.The rest of the wickets were contributed by his short stint at Surrey and T20 games for the North Zone and Punjab.
It took Bhajji 225 matches to reach this milestone. The Mumbai Indians off spinner has now equalled fellow Indian Offie Ravichandran Ashwin who has a tally of 200 T20 wickets in 195 matches to his name. Amit Mishra tops the T20 bowling charts amongst the Indian bowlers with 208 wickets in just 176 matches. Dwayne Bravo the sensational West Indian bowler is the topper of the overall T20 charts with 367 wickets in his kitty.
Singh was on cloud nine after achieving the feat and he expressed his gratitude for the same in an interview.
“Thank you God for 200 T20 wickets. Not bad for an old man, getting younger by the day” He said.
Singh has been in prime form this season he has snatched four wickets in seven matches so far at an economy of 5.88.
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