digital desk, London. All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has created history by becoming the first cricketer to take 600 wickets in T20 cricket.
The 38-year-old Bravo, playing for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred Men’s tournament, achieved the unprecedented feat when he played against the Invincibles at The Oval on Thursday.
Before the match, Bravo had 598 T20I wickets in 545 matches. In the match against the Invincibles, Bravo took two wickets for 29 runs.
His 599th wicket was that of South African batsman Riley Rossouw, while Sam Curran was bowled by Bravo to complete his 600th wicket in T20 cricket.
Overall in his career, Bravo has taken 78 wickets in 91 matches for West Indies in international cricket, 183 wickets in 161 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL), of which 154 have come representing Chennai Super Kings. At the same time, 261 wickets have been taken in other T20 matches.
Apart from being a two-time Purple Cap winner, he has also been the highest wicket-taker in the IPL.
Afghanistan’s leg spin all-rounder Rashid Khan is second only to Bravo with 466 wickets from 339 matches. After this, Bravo’s compatriot off-spinner Sunil Narine is at number three with 460 wickets.
Bravo, a member of the T20 World Cup winning team with the West Indies in 2012 and 2016, has recently expressed his desire to play in the UAE’s ILT20 league as well. So that he can add more wickets to his name in T20 cricket.
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