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Watch: Rashid Khan takes 500 T20 wickets in SA20 match in opposition to Pretoria Capitals

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Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan accomplished a complete of 500 T20 wickets within the SA20 match between MI Cape Town and Pretoria Capitals. Cape Town skipper Rashid accomplished the milestone by taking the wicket of Cylde Fortuin.

He is the second-ever participant to realize this feat, with solely Dwayne Bravo (614) earlier than him. In the match, Rashid took 3 wickets for simply 16 runs as his workforce restricted the Capitals to 182/8 in 20 overs.

Last yr, Rashid was named because the Afghanistan T20I captain by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), changing Mohammad Nabi, who stepped down as captain in November, after Afghanistan’s elimination from the T20 World Cup. This can be Rashid’s second stint as captain.

The second he reached 500 wickets 💙#MICTvPC #MICapeTown #OneFamily @rashidkhan_19

— MI Cape Town (@MICapeTown) January 23, 2023

Earlier this month, Rashid had stated he would ‘consider’ his future within the Big Bash League (BBL) after Cricket Australia’s choice to withdraw from the ODI collection in opposition to Afghanistan scheduled in March.

“I am really disappointed to hear that Australia have pulled out of the series to play us in March,” Rashid had stated.

“I take great pride in representing my country, and we have made great progress on the world stage. This decision from CA sets us back in that journey. If playing vs Afghanistan is so uncomfortable for Australia, then I wouldn’t want to make anyone uncomfortable with my presence in the BBL. Therefore, I will be strongly considering my future in that competition.”

In an announcement, Cricket Australia had stated the choice to withdraw from the boys’s ODIs adopted current Taliban restrictions on girls’s and ladies’ schooling and employment alternatives and their potential to entry parks and gymnasiums.