Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh's highest run-getter across formats © AFP
Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh’s highest run-getter across formats © AFP

Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in international cricket. Tamim achieved the feat during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday. Tamim took 267 matches and 311 innings to get to the landmark, getting his runs at an average of 33.28. Tamim is the highest run-getter for Bangladesh across formats. He has scored 3,677 runs in Test cricket, 5,120 in ODIs and 1,202 in T20Is. He has hit as many as 16 centuries and is among the only 12 cricketers who have scored tons in all formats.  FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI

Tamim, considered as Bangladesh’s most accomplished batsman, made his debut in 2007 in the third ODI against Zimbabwe at Harare. He has since represented the country in 162 ODIs, 49 Tests and 55 T20Is. Though his debut was not an impressive one, he soon hit his first ODI half-century in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 match against India which Bangladesh went on to win.

Bangladesh are currently playing ODI series against Sri Lanka after a drawn Test series. Bangladesh won the second Test of the series to level terms with Sri Lanka, who had clinched victory in the first Test. The second Test was more than special for Bangladesh as it was their 100th Test. He scored 49 runs in their first innings of the Test while his 89 in their second essay was a crucial contribution towards Bangladesh’s victory in the landmark Test.