Bangladesh’s seasoned all-rounder, Shakib al Hasan, has climbed up the ranking to become the sixth highest run-scorer in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup. This significant milestone was achieved during Bangladesh’s encounter with New Zealand in the ongoing tournament, adding another jewel to Shakib’s illustrious career.
During the match, Shakib’s resilient performance not only saved Bangladesh from a precarious situation but also pushed him past cricketing legends like Sanath Jayasuriya, Virat Kohli, and Chris Gayle in the list of leading run-scorers in World Cup history. The left-handed all-rounder displayed his mettle, contributing a crucial 40 runs from 51 balls, which included three boundaries and two towering sixes.
In his World Cup career spanning 32 matches, Shakib has amassed a total of 1,201 runs at an impressive average of 42.89. This remarkable tally comprises two centuries and 10 half-centuries, with his highest score being an impressive 124.
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Shakib’s rise in the all-time run-scorers’ list places him ahead of cricketing luminaries such as Sanath Jayasuriya (1,165 runs), Virat Kohli (1,170 runs), and Chris Gayle (1,186 runs).
At the pinnacle of the list of highest run-scorers in World Cup history stands India’s legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who amassed a staggering 2,278 runs in 45 matches, at an astonishing average of 56.95. Tendulkar’s record includes six centuries and 15 half-centuries. Following him are other cricketing greats like Ricky Ponting (1,743 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (1,532 runs), Brian Lara (1,225 runs), AB de Villiers (1,207 runs), and now, the formidable Shakib al Hasan.