Shakib Shares Wasim Akram Record For Taking Most Wickets at the Same Venue
Shakib sits next to Mashrafe for the record of taking the most wickets in ODI cricket for Bangladesh. The two have 269 wickets in Bangladesh’s jersey. In addition, Shakib Al Hasan also shares Pakistan’s Wasim Akram world record for taking the most wickets at the particular venue in ODI cricket. Wasim Akram took 122 wickets in Sharjah and Shakib in Mirpur.
Mushfiqur Rahim has surpassed Shakib Al Hasan to become the second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket for the country. Mushfiqur overtook Shakib in a 125-run innings in the second ODI of the series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday (May 25). However, despite failing to bat, Shakib is sitting next to Mashrafe bin Mortuza and Wasim Akram Khan.
Shakib is batting at number three in this series against Sri Lanka. He returned to the pavilion before opening the scoring in the second match. As a result, Shakib has stopped where he started. Shakib scored 7,451 runs in 211 matches in his ODI career.
Mushfiqur had scored 6,426 runs before the match. In other words, Mushfiqur was 23 runs behind Shakib before taking the bat. However, Mushfiqur overtook Shakib with his 24th run in the first ball of the 17th over of the innings.
Mushfiqur has scored a century in the innings to overtake Shakib. He tasted the eighth century in the 228th match. Mushfiqur stopped at 125 in the end. Mushfiqur hit 10 fours before being dismissed as the last Bangladeshi batsman.
Mushfiqur’s run for Bangladesh is now 6,553. He is in second place on the list of runs. Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal is at the top with 6,518 runs in 215 matches. Shakib Al Hasan, who lost second place, is now the third.
Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets for 38 runs in 9 overs with the ball. In this wicket hunt, Shakib has touched former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Mortuza and former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram.