Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became only the fifth player in the history of ODI cricket to achieve the unique distinction of scoring 5,000 runs and picking up 200 wickets.
He completed the feat during his laboured knock of 29 in 45 balls in the first ODI against South Africa at Kimberly.
The left-hander now has 5,012 runs in 178 matches along with 224 wickets.
The 30-year-old currently tops the chart in the ICC all-rounder rankings in the 50-over format.
We take a look at the four players who have achieved this distinction before Hasan.
The former Pakistan all-rounder was a fine player with excellent contributions with both bat and ball for his country. The medium pacer went on to have a 17-year long successful career with the Pakistan national team. He famously became the youngest person to complete a Test hat-trick in a match against Sri Lanka in 2000.
With three ODI centuries and as many as five-wicket hauls, Razzak sure lived up to his all-rounder tag more often than not.
One of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game, The South African’s astounding numbers speak for themselves. A distinguished world class batsman in his own right, Kallis was a more than handy bowling option for the Proteas.
His 273 wickets in 328 games with his artful medium pacers have done a lot of damage to batting lineups worldwide.
Equally adept in both the Test and limited-overs format, Kallis’s all-round option is certainly missed by South Africa ever since his retirement.
The former Pakistan all-rounder can rightfully be termed as a maverick. Afridi announced himself to international cricket at the tender age of 16. Hitting a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in his very first international innings, the man nicknamed ‘Boom Boom’ was a massive crowd favourite during his career with the national team.
Gradually in his career, he transitioned into one of the most accurate leg-spinners in limited-overs format, falling just five wickets short of the 400 mark before calling time on his Pakistan career.
The former Sri Lanka skipper is considered one of the greatest ever in ODI cricket. The left-handed batsman is credited with revolutionizing the 50-over game with his opening partnerships with Romesh Kaluwithrana.
With his redefining of modern day batting, Jayasuriya’s explosive starts often destroyed opposition bowling attacks. With over 13,000 runs in the 50-over format, the Matara-born man had a best of 189 which came against India at Sharjah.
His slow orthodox left-arm spin was vastly underrated but the Sri Lankan went on to pick up 323 wickets in his 22-year long career with the national team.
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