Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has added yet another feather on his cap by becoming only the second player from his country to reach the milestone of 4,000 Test runs.
The 31-year-old acheived the landmark during day one of the second and the final Test of the three-match series against West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Mushfiqur, who needed just eight runs to reach the milestone heading into the match, played a backfoot shot off legspinner Devendra Bishoo's delivery in the 65th over of match to cross the 4,000 Test-run mark. The former Bngladeshi skipper was eventually dismissed for 14 off West Indies quick Shermon Lewis's delivery.
Congratulations to Mushfiqur Rahim for becoming the second Bangladeshi cricketer to pass 4,000 Test runs pic.twitter.com/GxeF4HIuT7
— ICC (@ICC) November 30, 2018
Mushfiqur, who made his debut as a 16-year-old in 2005 against England at Lord's, also became the first Bangladesh batsman to smash two double centuries in the longest format of the game when he notched up a blistering knock of 219 runs against Zimbabwe earlier this month. In 2013, he became the first batsman of the country to score a Test double-hundred during a series against Sri Lanka.
Besides this, he is also among Bangladesh's first three batsmen to reach the milestone of 5,000 ODI runs.
Mushfiqur has appeared in a total of 65 Tests so far, amassing 4,006 runs at an average of 34.83. He has also played 195 ODIs making 5,213 runs and 74 T20Is scoring 1,131 runs.