Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is in an excellent form in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. On Monday (24th June), during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, Shakib completed his 1,000 runs in Cricket World Cup. After completing his 1,000 CWC runs, Shakib has achieved a unique CWC record.
It is a crucial match for Bangladesh in this tournament. After Afghanistan sent Bangladesh to bat first, Shakib played a vital role to sort that innings. Coming to bat at the no.3 position, the left-handed batsman scored 51 runs off 69 balls with the help of just one four.
In this Cricket World Cup, it was Shakib’s sixth consecutive 40+ score, and also his fifth 50+ score. After playing this innings, Shakib has now returned to the top position of the most run-scorer table in this tournament as he has scored 476 runs in six innings with an average of 95.20. In this tournament, Shakib has scored 75, 64, 121, 124*, 41 and the latest 51.
Only second all-rounder to achieve the double feat of 1,000 CWC runs and 25 CWC wickets
During this latest innings, Shakib also completed his 1,000 runs in Cricket World Cup. While it is his 27th match in Cricket World Cup, Shakib has scored 1,016 CWC runs and also has taken 28 CWC wickets. Shakib is the only second cricketer in Cricket World Cup history to score 1,000+ runs and also to take 25+ wickets.
Former Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya was the first cricketer to achieve this feat. The left-handed batsman scored 1,165 CWC runs, and also he took 27 CWC wickets as a left-arm spinner.
Here are some crucial stats of Shakib Al Hasan’s 1,000-run milestone in Cricket World Cup
i) Shakib Al Hasan is the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1,000 CWC runs.
ii) Shakib Al Hasan is the eighth left-handed batsman to score 1,000 CWC runs.
iii) Shakib Al Hasan is the 19th batsman to score 1,000 CWC runs.
iv) By the end of this match, Shakib Al Hasan has scored 1,016 CWC runs. Shakib Al Hasan is the 16th most run-scorer in CWC history.
v) After Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Shakib Al Hasan becomes the only second cricketer to score at least 1,000 runs as well as also to take at least 25 wickets in CWC history.