Sports Desk: Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladeshi batsman to reach the milestone of 5,000 runs in Tests. The experienced batsman set a record on the fourth day of the Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong on Wednesday.
In the 123rd over of the innings, Mushfiqur reached the milestone with 2 runs after playing behind the wicket with the ball of Sri Lankan fast bowler Asitha Fernando. His teammates, members of the team management, applauded him from the dressing room.
Before the start of the ongoing Test, the batsman known as 'Mr Dependable' was the highest run scorer for Bangladesh. However, Tamim Iqbal overtook Mushfiqur in the opening innings of the first innings for the Tigers with 133 runs. When Tamim retired with a 'retired heart' due to physical illness, Mushfiqur overtook the left-arm batsman and rose to the top again.
Mushfiqur, who came down to play with 4932 runs, set another record when he set foot on a personal run of 6. He was the first batsman in Bangladesh to wear white at Pancha Hazari Club. It took him 149 innings to achieve this.
Tamim is running after Mushfiqur in this race. He scored 4961 runs in 128 innings. Shakib Al Hasan is in the top three with 4029 runs.