Kriralok Desk: With the toss in Mirpur on Friday, the spectators witnessed several milestones. Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh set the precedent of playing 400 matches in the international arena by combining three formats of cricket. Shakib touched the milestone of playing 400 matches in the international arena while playing the second one-day of the series against England at Mirpur Sher-e Bangla Stadium on Friday.
Shakib became the second cricketer of Bangladesh to play 400 matches in the international arena. Earlier Mushfiqur Rahim set the precedent of playing 400 matches in all three formats.
Before yesterday’s match against England, Shakib has taken 13,453 runs and 654 wickets in 399 matches across three formats. Wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur scored 13,652 runs in 427 matches. Mushir has 454 dismissals.
Shakib made his debut in international cricket for Bangladesh in 2006. Mr. Seventy-five is making his cast known after his debut in the national team jersey. Shakib, the son of the record, also has a chance to touch the milestone of 300 wickets.
If he takes 4 more wickets with the ball, Shakib will become the first Bangladeshi to own 300 ODI wickets. In all, only 13 bowlers have taken 300 or more wickets in ODIs.
Apart from this, batsman Shakib is waiting to touch another milestone. He will touch 7000 runs in ODIs as Bangladesh’s second batsman after scoring only 135 runs (second one-day runs not included). Tamim Iqbal is on top of all with 8074 runs in ODIs for Bangladesh.
Sher-e Bangla Stadium is the 6th cricket venue in the world to complete a double century of international matches. Besides, yesterday’s match was Bangladesh’s 100th match in Mirpur.