Shakib Al Hasan continue on reaching new milestones
BSS: Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan kept reaching milestone in the ongoing World Cup even though his side was out of the semifinal contention.
The Bangladesh talisman scored 66 and took 1-41 in his side’s losing-cause against India on Tuesday and by doing so, he became the first player in the history to score 500 plus runs and scalp 10 plus wickets in one edition of World Cup.
Shakib was 24 runs shy off the 500-run mark in this World Cup when he began the match against India. He reached the milestone with a pull off Hardik Pandya delivery behind square towards deep fine for a single in the 18th over.
Shakib became the 10th batsman to have scored 500 runs in one edition of World Cup to join the elite list of players. He also is the first Bangladeshi player to do so.
”Shakib, I think, he’s been doing whatever he can do. I mean, he’s been doing everything on his batting, on his fielding, on his bowling. He’s done everything that he could have done. To be honest, he’s been the best performer, to me, and for my team, I think he’s been the best performer in this World Cup,” Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee said of the performance of the inform all-rounder.
Shakib, who earlier became only the second player after India’s Yuvraj Singh to bag a fifer and also score a fifty during his match winning performance against Afghanistan, has already scalped 11 wickets in the World Cup.
His 66 runs against India however took his tally to 542, two runs short of top placed Rohit Sharma.
The 32-year all-rounder has been in exquisite form in this World Cup, having already smashed two hundreds and four fifties in the mega event.
List of players who have scored 500 plus runs in a World Cup:
Sachin Tendulkar – 673 (2003)
Matthew Hayden – 659 (2007)
Mahela Jayawardene – 548 (2007)
Martin Guptill – 547 (2015)
Kumar Sangakkara – 541 (2015)
Ricky Ponting – 539 (2007)
Tillakaratne Dilshan – 500 (2011)
Rohit Sharma – 544* (2019)
Shakib Al Hasan – 542* (2019)
David Warner-516* (2019)
Aaron Finch -504 (2019)