Shakib Al Hasan has numerous records next to his name. The Bangladeshi captain has achieved several records and milestones in this World Cup as well. Similarly, he has made another feat this time.
Second highest wicket taker among spinners in World Cup. Shakib is now second with 43 wickets. He singled out Netherlands batsman Colin Ackerman for two. Shakib increased the number by taking 2 wickets against Sri Lanka yesterday. Earlier, he was jointly with Imran Tahir for 40 wickets.
Although the South African leg-spinner has overtaken Tahir, he is unable to touch or overtake the top-ranked Muttiah Muralitharan. The Sri Lankan legend is on top with 68 wickets in 40 matches. Shakib needs 25 more wickets to touch him. To do that, at least two more World Cups are needed. Being 36, it is assumed that this is the last World Cup for the Bangladesh captain. Getting a match in hand is another one. In the last match against Australia, he will get a chance to reduce the wicket gap with Muralidharan.
Shakib made a feat in batting yesterday against Sri Lanka. The feat of playing fifty innings in the World Cup. Yesterday’s innings of 82 runs was the 13th fifty in the history of the tournament. There are two others above him. Both are Indian legends. Virat Kohli is second with 14 innings. And Sachin Tendulkar’s innings at the top is 21.