Nida Dar, a Pakistani all-rounder, has joined a select group of female cricketers who have taken 100 T20I wickets.
When she removed Deandra Dottin in the 10th over of the first innings in the first of three T20Is between Pakistan Women and West Indies Women on Wednesday, the 34-year-old accomplished the feat.
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Nida Dar takes her 100th T20I wicket, the first bowler from Pakistan to reach the milestone 💯 #WIvPAK
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Dar is the fifth bowler in women’s cricket to reach the century mark in T20I wickets. Despite Pakistan’s loss against the Windies, Dar set a landmark by being the first Pakistani bowler to hit the century mark.
The Pakistani star Nida Dar stated it had been her ambition for a long time to reach this milestone, and she has now become the first Pakistani bowler to get 100 wickets in the T20s.
Wasim Khan, the PCB’s Chief Executive, congratulated Dar on being the first Pakistani bowler to record a century of wickets in T20I cricket.
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PCB congratulates Nida Dar on completing a century of T20I wickets
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Khan congratulated the Gujranwala-born batsman, saying, “This is no mean feat and is a testament to Nida’s hard work and devotion throughout the years.”
‘It is a historic occasion not only for her but for the entire nation since she is the first Asian woman bowler to achieve this feat,’ he continued. Nida is a role model and an inspiration to millions of young ladies who love cricket and follow the game.’
Anisa Mohammed (120), Ellyse Perry (115), Shabnum Ismail (110), and Anya Shrubsole (100) are the other four women bowlers to reach the 100-wicket milestone in the shortest format (102). Poonam Yadav of India, with 95 wickets, is the Asian team’s top T20I wicket-taker, trailing only Pakistan’s Dar.
Sana Mir, the former Pakistani captain, is second with 89 wickets at 23.42, while Sadia Yousuf, who took 57 wickets in a career that lasted 2010 to 2017, and Anam Amin, who has 54 wickets at 20.22, are the other two bowlers with more than 50 T20I wickets.
With 97 T20I wickets, Pakistani icon and former all-rounder Shahid Afridi owns the record.