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Oman’s Bilal Khan achieves milestone 100 T20I wickets


Oman’s Bilal Khan achieves milestone, becoming the quickest Associate bowler to secure 100 T20I wickets, marking cricketing history.

The 37-year-old, affectionately dubbed ‘Billy Gun,’ achieved this remarkable feat during the ACC Men’s Premier Cup on April 15, bringing pride to himself and Oman Cricket.

Bilal’s left-arm pace bowling, precise and powerful, earns him recognition as Oman’s most potent weapon in the pace department.

Top Ten fastest bowlers to achieve this record

Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka, 76), Ish Sodhi (New Zealand, 78), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh, 81), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh, 84). Tim Southee (New Zealand, 84), Shadab Khan (Pakistan, 87), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand, 90) and Adil Rashid (England, 100).

Bilal’s Journey

Bilal’s historic record places him among the elite in the global cricketing arena. From humble beginnings to cricketing excellence. His journey embodies perseverance, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the sport he loves.

Though lacking express pace, Bilal’s adeptness at executing reverse-swinging yorkers during the crucial death overs renders him formidable on-field.

The soft-spoken bowler, who hails from Peshawar, Pakistan, made his Oman T20I debut in 2015.

Since then, he has amassed a total of 106 wickets in 75 matches, demonstrating his consistency and vital contribution to Oman’s cricketing triumphs.

Bilal holds the record for claiming the most wickets at a single ground, tallying 42 victims at the Oman Cricket Academy.

In reflecting on his achievement, Bilal expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of his family, mentors, and Oman Cricket board.

He attributed his success to hours of rigorous training and hard work in the gym, emphasizing dedication and commitment’s importance.

Beyond his individual accomplishments, Bilal’s journey serves as inspiration for aspiring cricketers in Oman and beyond, showcasing dedication and perseverance.

His dedication to the sport and unwavering spirit of cricketing excellence bring pride and acclaim to Oman Cricket, cementing his legacy.

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