Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal turns into world’s first wicket-keeper to impact 100 T20 stumpings

By IANS

LAHORE: Veteran Pakistani wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal on Tuesday turned the world’s first wicket-keeper to impact 100 stumpings in T20 cricket, the shortest format of the sport.

Kamran, 38, achieved the feat whereas taking part in for Central Punjab throughout the National T20 Cup fixture in opposition to Southern Punjab on Tuesday.

“The first wicketkeeper to record 100 stumpings in T20 cricket, congratulations Kamran Akmal on a wonderful achievement!” tweeted the official deal with of Pakistan Cricket.

Former India skipper MS Dhoni is second within the checklist with 84 stumpings in T20 cricket. Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara is on the third spot with 60 stumpings and is adopted by Dinesh Karthik (59) and Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad (52).

In T20 internationals, Dhoni leads the chart with 34 stumpings in 98 matches. He is adopted by Akmal who has 32 stumpings to his title in 58 video games for Pakistan. Next in line are Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh (29), Shahzad (28) and Sangakkara (20).

Overall in worldwide cricket (together with all of the three codecs — Test, ODIs and T20Is), Dhoni is on the numero uno spot with 123 stumpings. He is adopted by Sangakkara (99), RS Kaluwitharana (75), Moin Khan (73) and Adam Gilchrist (55).

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