Lasith Malinga, the veteran Sri Lankan bowler has achieved another feat in his remarkable career. Malinga becomes the leading wicket-taker in T20Is surpassing Pakistan’s all-rounder, Shahid Afridi.
The right-arm fast bowler took 2 wickets against New Zealand in the first T20I of the series at Pallekele which took him to 99 T20I wickets.
Another thing to write home about for Sri Lanka fans is that now all lists of the highest-wicket takers in the 3 formats are led by Sri Lankan players. Muttiah Muralitharan leads the list in the ODIs and Tests with 534 and 800 wickets respectively; whereas, Malinga tops the T20I index with 99 wickets.