Shakib quickest to reach 4000 runs, 200 wickets in Tests

BSS, Dhaka :
Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan reached another milestone becoming the fastest to reach the elite club of players with 4000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket.
Shakib achieved the feat when he reached 34 runs in the second innings as Bangladesh was struggling to salvage the second and final Test against Pakistan on day five at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city’s Mirpur on Wednesday.
Shakib earlier became the highest run-getter for the side in the first innings with 33 but that couldn’t save the side from being follow-on as Bangladesh were wrapped up for 87 after Pakistan declared the first innings on 300-4.
The star all-rounder reached the milestone on his 59th appearance for the Tigers in the longest format. However when he acquired the feat with a boundary against off-spinner Sajid Khan in the 56th over of the second innings, he found himself among the illustrious company of the likes of Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Jacques Kallis and Daniel Vettori.
Shakib indeed broke the record of Botham who needed 69 matches to achieve the feat. Sobers required 80, Kapil Dev 97, Vettori 101 and Kallis took 102 Test matches.
Shakib opted out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand, citing family reasons. Bangladesh team laft the country for New Zealand on Wednesday night.