All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scripts a unique record: Details here
Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan attained a unique feat during the third ODI against West Indies on Monday.
The 33-year-old has now become the only cricketer to register the double of 6,000 runs and 300 wickets in a single country.
Notably, the ongoing series against West Indies is his comeback international assignment after serving a one-year ban.
Here is more.
Shakib's astonishing run in Bangladesh
Shakib is the third-highest run-scorer across formats in Bangladesh.
As of now, he has amassed 6,045 international runs from 170 matches at an average of 36.85 in the nation.
He is only behind Tamim Iqbal (6,714) and Mushfiqur Rahim (6,104) on the tally.
Meanwhile, Shakib leads the wickets tally (international cricket) in Bangladesh by a fair margin.
He owns 336 scalps at 25.88.
Here is the bifurcation (format-wise)
Here is the bifurcation of Shakib's feat (double of 6,000 runs and 300 wickets in Bangladesh). 6,045 international runs (Tests: 2,477, ODIs: 2,890, T20Is: 678), 336 international wickets (Tests: 142, ODIs: 155, T20Is: 39).
Shakib's ban ended in October 2020
Shakib's one-year ban for not reporting a corrupt approach ended in October last year.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had banned him from all forms of cricket for two years (with one-year suspension) after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
Ever since his comeback, Shakib has scored 113 runs and taken six wickets (with one innings to go).
Shakib scored a brisk fifty in the third ODI
In the third ODI, Shakib was yet again on the charge as WI elected to bowl.
He came to bat at number four after the hosts were reduced to 38/2.
His 93-run stand with Tamim Iqbal (64) steadied their innings.
Shakib finished on 51 (81), having smashed three fours.
With notable contributions from Mushfiqur (64) and Mahmudullah (62*), Bangladesh set WI a 295-run target.