ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan made an incredible record after making a 1000-runs milestone in the World Cup. As the only cricketer to score 1000 runs in the World Cup and the 30-wicket-taker, the all-rounder is now the world’s all-rounder.
Shakib’s two wickets were needed to record a record before going into the match against Afghanistan. After recovering from Fifty in the bat, he reached the top of the record with the ball in front of the Afghan opener Rahmat Shah.
Then Shakib picked up a cyclone in his fifth over. After the first of the over, the Afghan captain Gulbadin Naib made the world record by making Liton Das catch. In the same over, Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi was dismissed for one over after taking Asghar Afghanistan out of the World Cup and took 32 wickets in the World Cup.
The World Cup has 1000 or more wickets in 50 wickets. But with the minimum runs, there is no 30 wickets and no one else. Why is this record of Shakib unique? Because, before that, only three people who took 25 wickets in the World Cup with a minimum of 900 runs. They are: Steve Waugh of Australia, Sanath Jayasuriya and Shakib of Sri Lanka.
Waugh took 33 wickets in 33 matches with 978 runs and 27 wickets. On the other hand, Jayasuriya received 1165 runs and 27 wickets in 5 World Cups. The rest of the two have already become former. There is no doubt that Shakib’s record will last for a long time.
Shakib is in great form in the 2019 World Cup. Australian all-rounder David Warner (447 runs) was the top scorer in the list of all-rounders. Shakib needed 22 runs to help Warner top-order against Afghanistan on Thursday (June 24th).
Shakib got the required 22 runs in the match against Afghanistan after scoring 425 runs in the top spot. On the other hand, Shakib became the first Bangladeshi player to score 1000 runs in the World Cup.