Khaleel Ahmed Delhi Capitals
Khaleel Ahmed became the fastest Indian to 50 IPL wickets

The game between Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants is nearing its business end, with Lucknow in a commanding position, courtesy of a three-wicket haul by Mark Wood in just two overs. 

LSG, batting first, put 193 runs on the board, the highest in the tournament so far. Meanwhile, the Capitals are struggling for 65/3 after ten overs. For the Giants, debutant Kyle Mayers starred for them with his 73(38), which included seven sixes and two fours. However, the Caribbean would not have achieved the milestone had left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed not dropped him early on in the game.

Talking about Ahmed, the 25-year-old took a two-wicket haul and scripted history, as he became the fastest Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in IPL. Ahmed, who registered the figures of 2/30 in his 35th match, broke Amit Mishra’s long-standing record, who completed his 50 wickets in IPL in 37 matches.

Overall, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada holds the record for the fastest 50 wickets in IPL in just 27 matches. Here is the list of the fastest Indian bowlers to take 50 IPL wickets.

  • 35 – Khaleel Ahmed*
  • 37 Amit Mishra
  • 39 – Mohit Sharma
  • 40 – RP Singh, 
  • 40 -Sandeep Sharma, 
  • 40-Yuzvendra Chahal

Notably, Ahmed made his IPL debut in 2018 with Sunrisers Hyderabad. he even earned an India call-up following an impressive IPL season but failed to replicate his domestic success in international colours. The left-arm seamer has featured in just 11 ODIs and 14 T20Is for India before getting dropped in 2019 after the Bangladesh tour.

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