Yuzvendra Chahal Surpasses Jasprit Bumrah, Becomes India’s Leading Wicket-Taker In T20Is


New Delhi: India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal surpassed pacer Jasprit Bumrah to become the leading wicket-taker for India in the shortest format of the game.

The 30-year-old achieved the feat in the first T20I against England here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.

Chahal dismissed England opener Jos Buttler (28) and scalped his 60th wicket in the T20I cricket.

Playing in his 46th game, Chahal surpassed Bumrah, who has 59 scalps from 50 T20Is with an economy rate of 6.66 runs per over.

The opening game of the five-match series was also Chahal’s 100th international match.

The leg-spinner made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2016. In ODI cricket, Chahal has 92 wickets from 54 matches.England defeated India by eight wickets with 27 balls to spare to gain a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

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