Default search timeout not applying on search and msearch calls

I've configured ES 7.1 with a default_search_timeout of 120s, however when I list all search or msearch tasks (*search) I can still see long running tasks of more than 20,000 seconds. I can cancel them just fine, but was wondering why does that happen. In all cases those tasks were coming from Kibana dashboards.

"search" : {
  "default_search_timeout" : "120s",
  "max_buckets" : "20000"

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