Bangladesh’s most celebrated cricketer Shakib Al Hasan added another milestone to his name in limited overs cricket. During the first game against South Africa played at Kimberley, he completed 5,000 runs in one-day cricket. He has become the quickest to reach the milestone along with 200 wickets in limited overs format.
At present, Shakib has been performing well in all formats of the game and has helped Bangladesh scale new heights in longest format of the game.
Bangladesh have gone through a horrid run since getting full-membership status from International Cricket Council in 2000. Shakib made his debut in 2007 and immediately made an impact for the side in the competition. The side did pull off upsets against India and South Africa.
Shakib Al Hasan has always been standout player for the side despite lean run from 2007 till 2013.He has been a consistent player with the bat who does play according to the situation and has wide array of shots in his armory. His slow left arm spin has provided stability in the middle overs to Bangladesh as they never a good spinner in their ranks besides experienced Mohammad Rafique who played a lot of games for the side. He averages in mid 30s with the bat in hand and has scored seven hundreds in limited overs cricket. The recent innings was his splendid ton in collaboration with Mahmudullah against New Zealand in ICC Champions Trophy game played at Cardiff.
Shakib Al Hasan produced a match-winning performance with the bat when the side looked out of the game with Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim dismissed in the initial overs of the innings. He has scored 34 half centuries which means he has played the role of a finisher very well since last two years and has helped Bangladesh get more runs at the fag end of the innings. On the other hand, he has wicket-taker for Bangladesh in limited-overs cricket with 224 wickets to his name.