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Record man Shakib continues to rewrite history

  • Published at 06:37 pm August 10th, 2021
Bangladesh's Shakib al Hasan has now won 16 man of the series awards, one short of India's Virat Kohli, and three short of Sachin Tendulkar at the very top AFP

Shakib is the only cricketer who have scored 1,000 runs (1,718) and taken 100 wickets (102) in T20Is

Ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has had a remarkable series overall as he was adjudged man of the series for his all-round performance.

The left-hander batted quite well in the second and third game of the series.

As for his bowling, he surprisingly got hammered for five sixes in an over by Australian batsman Daniel Christian in the fourth game where Bangladesh lost for the only time this series.

Shakib had never been hit for five sixes in an over in any format in his entire career, whether in international or franchise or in domestic cricket.

In the absence of two senior statesmen Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib took up extra responsibility with both bat and ball BCB

But the champion bowler came back strongly in the fifth game with a four-wicket haul conceding just nine runs in 3.4 overs.

By doing so, Shakib touched yet another milestone in his glittering career, which no other player has managed to do so in T20I cricket.

Shakib is now the only cricketer who have scored 1,000 runs (1,718) and taken 100 wickets (102) in T20Is.

In terms of wickets, only Lasith Malinga is ahead of Shakib with 107 wickets from 83 innings.