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Shakib surpassed Jayasuriya-Gayle-Kohli for the highest runs in the World Cup

Bangladesh team captain Shakib Al Hasan set a record in World Cup history. Shakib Al Hasan had already reached the milestone of 1000 runs in ODI World Cup. He scored 40 against New Zealand today. Through this, the Bangladesh all-rounder has risen to the sixth place as the highest run scorer in the World Cup.

Shakib was caught by Tom Latham off Lockie Ferguson after scoring 40 runs against New Zealand. His number of runs in the World Cup is 1 thousand 201. With this, he has left behind Sanath Jayasuriya, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. In the World Cup, Jayasuriya’s 1 thousand 165, Kohli’s 1 thousand 170 and Gayle’s 1 thousand 186 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara and AB de Villiers are ahead of Shakib as the highest run scorer in the World Cup. Among them Sachin tops all with 2 thousand 278 runs. Among the rest, Ponting scored 1,743, Sangakkara 1,532, Lara 1,225 and Villiers scored 1,207 runs in the World Cup.

Shakib is not only a brilliant performer with the bat in the World Cup. He did not fall short with the ball either, with 38 wickets in 32 matches, he is at the 12th place in the list of highest wicket takers. Glenn McGrath tops this list with 71 wickets.

Shakib Al Hasan is participating in 5 tournaments from 2007 to 2023. Bangladesh will get at least 6 more matches in this World Cup. Where Shakib will get a chance to enrich his tally.

(October 13/NBW)


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