Shakib Al Hasan is considered one of the greatest Bangladeshi cricketers ever    Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan is considered one of the greatest Bangladeshi cricketers ever Getty Images

Jan 13, 2015

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan achieved a new milestone when he topped the International Cricket Council (ICC) All-Rounder rankings across all three formats, becoming the first Bangladeshi cricketer to achieve the feat, which is a rare achievement of its own. The success for Shakib has come as a result of his exploits during the recently-concluded Test and One-Day International (ODI) series against Zimbabwe.

Shakib earned 398 points in the Test format, 57 points ahead of South African bowling all-rounder Vernon Philander. He earned 403 and 377 points in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) respectively, ahead of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez in both the limited-overs formats.

Shakib had recently played a major part in Bangladesh’s 3-0 and 5-0 whitewashes of the Zimbabwe series’, collecting 29 wickets and scoring two centuries and a half-century across the formats. Shakib is expected to play a major role during Bangladesh’s upcoming World Cup campaign.