NEW DELHI: Mohammed Shami became the fastest Indian bowler to pick up 100 wickets during the first one-dayer against New Zealand at Napier on Wednesday.
The Bengal fast bowler reached the milestone in his 56th match in the 50-over format with the wicket of opener Martin Guptill. The record previously held by left-arm swing bowler Irfan Pathan, who had done it in 59 matches, against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in 2006.
100 ODI wickets and counting for @MdShami11 👏👏#TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/3RVvthg1CH
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 23, 2019
While Zaheer Khan (65 matches), Ajit Agarkar (67) and Javagal Srinath (68) are the other fastest bowlers from India to complete a century of wickets in the quickest time.
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Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan currently leads the list, having set the record in 44 ODIs.
Ever since the speedster made a comeback in the One-day side in Australia earlier this month, he has been in terrific form for India.