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All-Rounders with 200 wickets and 4000 ODI runs

All-Rounders with 200 wickets and 4000 ODI runs

Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the 7th person to score 4000 runs and take 200 wickets in One-Day International cricket yesterday. Here’s a look at the All-Rounders who have achieved this unique feat:

1. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo

One of the best all-rounders in modern-day cricket, Sanath Jayasuriya was known for his classy strokes and a bowler, who was capable of getting wickets at crucial intervals. His flick over the square leg has always been a treat to watch. However, it may be hard to believe that during the early stages of his career, he was considered a bowler who could bat a bit. He is the only player to have scored 12,000 runs and have taken 300 wickets in ODIs. A former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Jayasuriya is known to have revolutionized batting in the ODIs and was adjudged the Man of the Tournament in the 1996 World Cup. The legendary player, Glenn McGrath had this to say about Jayasuriya when asked about the toughest batsmen he bowled to: “It is always a massive compliment to someone to say they changed the game, and his storming innings in the 1996 World Cup changed everyone’s thinking about how to start innings.”

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