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Akhtar congratulates Malinga on historic feat

Akhtar congratulates Malinga on historic feat

Sri Lanka’s champion fast bowler, Lasith Malinga became the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals with his 99th scalp in the first match against New Zealand, surpassing Pakistan’s legend Shahid Afridi.

Malinga equaled Afridi’s record of 98 wickets with a trademark in-swinging yorker to bowl out the dangerous Kiwi opener Colin Munro in the first over of New Zealand’s innings, and later took the wicket of in-form Colin de Grandhomme.

On his historic milestone, Malinga earned praised from the former speedster of Pakistan Shoaib Akhtar, who himself is a pioneer of bowling toe-crushing yorkers. The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ hailed Malinga as an inspiration for the future generation.