Arjun Bhalla ∙ Mar 18 2023, 11:30 AM

KKR Legend Attains Phenomenal Feat for his Nation

image-lfdvvg3p BAN vs IRE: Shakib notched 7000 ODI runs at Sylhet (AP Photo)

One of the greatest cricketers from Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan, has added another feather to his illustrious career for his national team. In the ongoing fixture against Ireland, Shakib became the second man from his country to notch 7000 runs in the ODI format.

In terms of the most number of ODI runs for Bangladesh, the prolific all-rounder is just behind his skipper Tamim Iqbal who has 8146 runs after 235 matches, while Shakib has 7069 runs off 228 games. The next on the list behind Shakib is Mushfiqur Rahim with 6945 runs.

Shakib notched the milestone during his impressive knock at Sylhet before falling 7 runs shy of his first ODI century since 2019 to Graham Hume.

Recently, the 35-year-old all-rounder also became the third-ever player to bag 7000 runs and 300 wickets in the 50-over format - after Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya and Pakistan maestro Shahid Afridi.

Debutted in 2006, Shakib got successful at a very tender age and helped Bangladesh become a force to reckon with - at least in the shorter formats - with his 3D play.

He was the World No. 1 all-rounder across all three formats for a very long time, which helped Bangladesh reach the Quarterfinal of the World Cup in 2015 and the Semifinal of the Champions Trophy in 2017.

The Bangladeshi was phenomenal in the 2019 ICC event, where he finished the tournament as the third-highest run-getter with 606 runs to his name.

In the World Cup year, Shakib is considered as Bangladesh's X-Factor, with both bat and ball, with the ICC event scheduled to be played in India, which has similar conditions to that of Bangladesh.

At the time of writing, the home team has put up a daunting score of 338/8 runs on the board against the Irish - which is their highest total in ODIs - thanks to Shakib's 93, Towhid Hridoy's 92 and Mushfiqur's quickfire 44 off just 26 deliveries.