Top 3 Pakistan bowlers to get to fastest 100 ODI wickets

The ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 has seen quite a few eventful happenings. One of them was when Shaheen Afridi bagged his 100th wicket in ODIs as Pakistan took on Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens.

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Pakistan cricket team is currently in host country India and playing the ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, the Men in Green did not have a great campaign as they have lost four back-to-back matches of the marquee event and currently sit in the seventh spot but are still in the race to reach the semi-final.

However, despite their awful performances, Pakistan's ace pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi created history by becoming the fastest bowler to reach 100 wickets in ODIs for their side. Meanwhile, check out the top three Pakistan bowlers who have gotten the fastest 100 ODI wickets in their careers.

Shaheen Afridi (51 matches)

Pakistan star pacer Shaheen Afridi created history as he became the first Pakistan bowler to pick up the quick 100 ODI wickets. Notably, the 23-year-old cricketer achieved this feat during the ODI World Cup 2023 against Bangladesh at Eden Garden in Kolkata. The left-arm pacer had scalped three wickets to place himself in the top position. Moreover, Shaheen Afridi is one of the bowlers from the current Pakistan team who can do wonders if he keeps the same work ethic and continues working on his ability.

Saqlain Mushtaq (53 matches)

However, Saqlain Mushtaq was the first Pakistan's bowler to be in the top position until the young batter broke his record. The 46-year-old cricketer also achieved a great milestone in 53 matches. The former right-arm pacer has been known for his aggressive bowling approach. Notably, the legendary cricketer has played 169 ODI games while scalping 288 wickets with a best bowling figure of 5/20. In addition, the great cricketer was also the first Pakistan bowler to get a hat-trick in the 1999 ODI World Cup.

Waqar Younis (57 matches)

Meanwhile, cricketer-turned-analyst Waqar Younis places him in the third spot, having achieved this hostility feat in 57 matches for his side in 50 overs of the format. Notably, the legendary cricketer has played 262 ODIs so far and has accumulated 416 wickets, with the best figures of 7/36 in 50 overs of the game. Undeniably, the Men in Green have always depended on him to give them an early breakthrough.

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