Shakib Al Hasan became the first player in history to have scored 500 runs and scalp 10 wickets in one edition of World Cup.
Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib was 24 runs shy off the 500-run mark in this World Cup. He reached the milestone when he pulled a Hardik Pandya delivery behind square towards deep fine leg to take a single in the 18th over of the Tigers’ ongoing game against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham today.
Shakib became the 10th batsman to have scored 500 runs in one edition of World Cup to join the elite list of players.
List of players who have scored 500 plus runs in a World Cup
Matthew Hayden – 659 (2007)
Mahela Jayawardene – 548 (2007)
Martin Guptill – 547 (2015)
Kumar Sangakkara – 541 (2015)
Ricky Ponting – 539 (2007)
Tillakaratne Dilshan – 500 (2011)
David Warner – 500* (2019)
Rohit Sharma – 554* (2019)
Shakib Al Hasan – 515* (2019)
Shakib, who earlier became only the second player after India’s Yuvraj Singh to bag a fifer and also score a fifty during his match winning performance against Afghanistan, has already scalped 11 wickets in the World Cup.
The 32-year all-rounder has been in exquisite form in this World Cup, having already smashed two hundreds and three fifties in the mega event.