Four batsmen have scored 3,000 Test runs or more for Bangladesh. Habibul Bashar, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Musfiqur Rahim are the players who have achieved this milestone. However, do you remember how, when or where did these batsmen get to their 3,000 runs? No? Don’t worry this is where Green&Red Tigers comes handy.
The list will be in the order in which the players have reached the 3,000 runs and not based on the leading run scorer.
- Habibul Bashar –
Habibul Bashar was the first Bangladeshi batsmen to reach the 3,000 run milestone. It was when Bangladesh toured New Zealand in 2007/2008 season. The landmark was achieved in the second innings of the second Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington. Bashar pulled a short delivery behind square off the Kiwi bowler Mills to take a single making him the first ever Bangladeshi to reach 3,000 runs.
- Tamim Iqbal –
Tamim Iqbal joined the 3,000 club nearly 7 years after Habibul Bashar to become the second Bangladeshi batsmen to reach the feat. He reached his 3,000 runs during the second innings of the second Test when Pakistan toured Bangladesh in the year 2015. Pakistani bowler Imran Khan bowled a length delivery outside the off stump, which was driven elegantly by Tamim between mid-off and covers for a boundary, bringing up his 3,000 runs in Test cricket.
- Shakib Al Hasan –
Bangladesh’s ‘Jaan’ Shakib Al Hasan became the 3rd Bangladeshi batsmen to join the 3,000’s club. It came against the same opponent as Habibul Bashar – New Zealand, in their 2016/2017 series. Coincidently, it was also at the same ground at Basin Reserve, Wellington. Shakib’s 3000’s Test run came in when he reached 71 runs in the first innings of the first Test match – where he went on to score his first double century.
- Mushfiqur Rahim –
Mushfiqur Rahim was the 4th batsmen to achieve the 3,000 runs feat when Bangladesh toured India recently for the one-off test match. The moment arrived when Mushfiqur was playing a gem of an innings in the first innings to salvage something for Bangladesh. He pulled a short ball off Ishant Sharma to score a boundary on the leg side, taking him past the 3,000 runs mark. He, later on, went on to score a superb century.
Hopefully, we will see players like Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiqur carry on their good work with the bat and score more runs and become a benchmark for Bangladesh. Youngsters like Mominul, Sabbir, Mehedi and others to follow their lead.
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