Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has achieved a major milestone by becoming the third cricketer in ODI history to reach the 7000 runs and 300 wickets mark. The feat was accomplished during Bangladesh’s first ODI against Ireland in Sylhet, where Shakib reached the landmark of 7000 runs with a single off Curtis Campher in the 20th over of the innings.
With this achievement, Shakib joins Sanath Jayasuriya’s and Shahid Afridi’s elite company, who are the only other cricketers to achieve the feat. The all-rounder is also the second-highest run-scorer in the format for Bangladesh, second only to Tamim Iqbal, who has scored 8146 runs.
Shakib is no stranger to creating milestones. In the recent ODI against England, he became the third left-arm spinner, after Jayasuriya and Daniel Vettori, to take 300 wickets. Shakib achieved the feat with the dismissal of Rehan Ahmed in the third ODI in Chattogram.
The all-rounder has been a crucial part of the Bangladesh cricket team and is also the country’s highest wicket-taker in Tests and T20Is, with 231 and 128 wickets, respectively. Shakib is currently the fifth-highest wicket-taker in T20s with 443 wickets, which is a testament to his versatility as a cricketer.
Shakib’s impressive stats also include being one of only two players to have achieved the feat of 6000 runs, 400 wickets, and 50 catches in T20s. The other player is none other than Dwayne Bravo.
Shakib’s recent achievements are a testament to his hard work and dedication to the sport. His consistency and versatility have made him one of the best all-rounders in the world. Bangladesh cricket fans are proud of his accomplishments, and his performance is a source of inspiration for young cricketers in the country.
Overall, Shakib’s milestone is a significant achievement for Bangladesh cricket, and the cricketing world should take notice of his incredible feats. The all-rounder has already etched his name in cricket history, and there’s no doubt that he’ll continue to create new milestones and achieve more success in the future.