Shakib Al Hasan was being beaten by the 7,000-run club before batting against Ireland. When Shakib returned to the pavilion after scoring 75 in the third ODI against England, only 24 more were needed. In the first ODI against Ireland, he reached the milestone of 7,000 runs.
Captain Tamim Iqbal was the only Bangladeshi to score 7000 runs in ODIs before Shakib. After that, Shakib became the second Bangladeshi to touch this milestone. Shakib made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in Harare in August 2006. After that, Shakib has scored 6976 runs in 215 innings of 227 matches for the country before going into bat against Ireland. He has 9 centuries and 52 half-centuries. Shakib’s batting average is around 37.70.
He reached this milestone in his 20th over with the bat against Ireland. Curtis Kampfer came to bowl the fifth ball of the over and drove the ball to mid-off with a run to complete 7000 runs in ODIs. Earlier, Shakib set a record of 6000 runs and 300 wickets in ODIs as the first Bangladeshi against England. And Shakib became the third cricketer to touch this record.
Before Shakib, Sanat Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi have taken more than 6 thousand runs and more than 300 wickets in ODIs. And Shakib Al Hasan shared this record as the third all-rounder.
Shakib is batting after reaching the milestone of 7000 runs against the Irish. Shakib is unbeaten on 30 runs from 40 balls till writing this report.