Mohammad Shahzad breaks Virat Kohli’s record in the Desert T20 challenge

Afghanistan’s swashbuckling batsman Mohammad Shahzad broke Indian skipper Virat Kohli‘s record of scoring most number of fifties in an ICC tournament during the Desert T20 challenge which was held in Dubai from January 14-20.

Shahzad, who idolises India’s wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni, was the architect of Afghanistan’s victory in the T20 tournament.

Shahzad ended the tournament with 4 fifties to his name, breaking Kohli’s record of three fifties in ICC World T20 2016.

The Afghani, also became the first batsman to score two half-centuries on the same day when he scored 80 against Oman in the semifinals in the afternoon on the same day as the finals.

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