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Shakib on the verge of breaking legendary Gary Sobers record!

Shakib on the verge of breaking legendary Gary Sobers record!

CRICDOT DESK : Of course, Shakib was supposed to play in the first Test. However, Chittagong Test was not played due to hamstring injury. However, his performance in the Mirpur Test starting tomorrow is quite certain. Mirpur Test is giving Shakib a unique milestone. In this Test, Shakib will have a chance to break the record of legendary all-rounder Gary Sobers.

The opportunity to record this, of course, was already in front of Shakib. However, he could not play international cricket for a year due to occasional bans. He then played a Test match against Zimbabwe but could not reach the milestone.

The scheduled time for practice in Bangladesh was at noon as pre scheduled. However, Shakib Al Hasan started practicing in the indoor net from that morning. In between, COVID sample were collected from him.  After the result of the test was negative, he joined the practice with the team. This was the picture of the practice in Mirpur yesterday. The all-rounder is very serious ahead of the second Test against Pakistan in Mirpur.

The world’s best all-rounder will set a unique record if he scores just six runs in this Test against Pakistan. He will have 4,000 runs and 150 wickets in the fewest Test matches. Gary Sobers is the fastest to reach this milestone. He played a total of 63 matches for 4,000 runs and 150 wickets in Tests.

Meanwhile, Shakib will play his 59th Test match tomorrow. If he scores just 7 runs in this match, he will have 4000 Test runs. Besides, he has 215 wickets in his hands. Now only 6 runs are needed in two innings. Then Shakib Al Hasan will reach this milestone by playing the least number of matches over Gary Sobers.

Shakib has played a total of 56 Test matches for Bangladesh so far. He has 3933 runs at an average of 40 runs. Besides, if he scores 6 more runs, he will be the third Bangladeshi batsman to score 4000 runs in Tests. Earlier, only Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were able to score 4,000 runs for Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, there are some all-rounders who have taken 4000 runs and 150 wickets in world cricket. After Gary Sobers, Ben Stokes has taken a total of 64 matches. In addition, Sir Ian Botham and Jacques Kallis have played in 69 matches. Meanwhile, Kapil Dev and Daniel Vettori have played 96 and 101 matches respectively.

 

As a result, Shakib Al Hasan has a chance to top the list in the Test against Pakistan. The all-rounder, one of the best in the world at the moment, has touched all such mountainous records before. Shakib going down to play Tests means signing next to Gary Sobers, Ian Botham and Imran Khan. The Bangladesh cricket star will take to the field with such a milestone in mind in the Pakistan Test as well.

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