Dwayne Bravo on Wednesday became the first bowler to bag 500 wickets in the T20 format. No other bowler has even reached 400. Lasith Malinga is next on the list with 390 wickets.
Bravo, appearing for the Trinbago Knight Riders, dismissed St Lucia Zouks’ Rakheem Cornwall during a Caribbean Premier League match to achieve the feat.
His achievement is a testament to his longevity and what has probably allowed him to stay on top is his versatility as a bowler and a cricketer.
Bravo was also the first bowler to reach 300 wickets (August 2014) and 400 wickets (December 2017).
Bravo was the top wicket-taker in 2015 (69 wickets) and 2016 (87 wickets).
Bravo reached 100 wickets in the CPL today. In the IPL, he has 147 wickets.
Bravo has also picked up 118 wickets for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), most for a team.
Bravo is one of only three players to have taken 100-plus wickets as captain in the format. Shakib Al Hasan (137) and Mashrafe Mortaza (114) are the others.
1st to Achieve-
500 Intl Wickets – Sir Richard Hadlee
500 Test Wickets – Courtney Walsh
500 ODI Wickets – Wasim Akram
500 T20 Wickets – Dwayne Bravo*
1st to Pick-
100 T20 Wickets – Dirk Nannes
200 T20 Wickets – Dirk Nannes
300 T20 Wickets – Dwayne Bravo
400 T20 Wickets – Dwayne Bravo
500 T20 Wickets – Dwayne Bravo