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Name the cricketer who became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in the T20I.

[A]. Brendon McCullum
[B]. Mark Boucher
[C]. Lasith Malinga
[D]. Kumar Sangakkara

Answer: Option C


Sri Lanka cricket captain Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in the T20I (twenty-twenty International) format during a 3rd T20I match against New Zealand at Pallekele, Sri Lanka after which he also became the first-ever bowler to take a double hat-trick. Currently, Malinga is the only player with 5 limited-overs International hat-tricks. Malinga surpassed Wasim Akram(Pakistan) for most hat-tricks in international cricket where his first T20I hat-trick was taken in April 2017 against Bangladesh in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has 3 hat-tricks in One Day Internationals(ODI). He is the only bowler in international cricket to have picked up 4 wickets in 4 balls twice. As after hat-trick in Pallekele he went on to pick up 4 wickets. He first achieved the feat in 2007 in an ODI against South Africa.

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