Shakib joins allrounder’s club of two
Bangladesh allrounder Shakib al Hasan joined Dwayne Bravo in an elite club when he dismissed Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Tuesday.
Shakib became the second man to achieve the double feat of 4000 runs and three hundred wickets in Twenty20 cricket having gone past the runs marker earlier in the competition.
The Tiger’s and Sunrisers Hyderabad jack of all trades trails the impressive Bravo by some distance in terms of career totals in the format with the West Indies man having gone past both 5000 runs and 400 wickets.
Chris Gayle has dominated the runscoring charts in the format scoring three times as many centuries as his nearest rival and a massive 11,297 runs.
Shakib’s wickets tally puts him fourth on the all-time list behind Bravo, Lasith Malinga (348) and Sunil Narine (325).
The Bangladesh T20I skipper has made a solid start to the 2018 Indian Premier League taking six wickets so far limiting his RPO to a scant 7.33.
Hasan currently ranks as the number one allrounder in both Test cricket and ODIs while he is third in Twenty20 Internationals.
The Sunrisers were the early pace setters in IPL 11 but have since fallen behind the in-form Kings XI Punjab and Bravo’s Chennai Super Kings on the points table.
The Hyderabad franchise are next in action on Thursday when they meet the high-flying Kings XI who are likely to return record smasher Gayle to their lineup having rested him for their win over the Daredevils.
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