Shakib fastest to reach 4k runs and 200 wickets in Tests
Premier allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has achieved another career milestone as he became the quickest player to reach the elite club of players with 4000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket.
After scoring a team-highest of 33 in the first innings of the Dhaka Test yesterday, Shakib was 34 runs short of the landmark on his 59th appearance for the Tigers in the longest format. And with a inside-out drive to Sajid Khan for a boundary in the 56th over of the second innings, the champion performer finds himself among the illustrious company of the likes of Gary Sobers, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Jacques Kallis and Daniel Vettori.
The left-hander, currently batting to salvage a draw for his side against the odds on the final session of the Test against Pakistan, took 10 Tests fewer than Botham, who acheived the double feat from 69 appearances.
Despite being wicketless in the ongoing Test, Shakib boasts 215 wickets in his tally so far, 20 short of Sobers.