Saud Shakeel Makes History With Unique Test Record
Pakistani batsman Saud Shakeel, known for his flamboyant hitting style, continues to ascend rapidly in the cricketing world, marking another milestone in his career. The 28-year-old has added another feather to his cap by becoming the first player in Test history to score 20 or more runs in 15 consecutive innings right from the inception of his red-ball cricket journey. This remarkable achievement occurred during Pakistan’s second innings in the Perth Test.
Saud Shakeel’s feat eclipses the previous record held by Barbados player Sir Everton Weekes, who had a streak of 14 consecutive innings. The Pakistani player’s exceptional performance has kept him in the limelight, further highlighted by his seventh half-century on Day 3 of the second Test against Sri Lanka. This achievement makes Saud the first player in Test history to score a half-century in each of his first seven Tests.
Surpassing cricketing legends such as Sunil Gavaskar, Basil Butcher, and Saeed Ahmad, who had set records for achieving fifty or more runs in each of their first six games, Saud Shakeel’s consistency in making batting appear elegant and classy is gaining widespread recognition.
While Saud and his fellow players scripted historic innings, Australia secured a convincing victory in the first Test against Pakistan, winning by a margin of 360 runs. Saud Shakeel’s rise and record-breaking performances contribute to the evolving narrative of his cricketing journey, as he cements his place as a notable figure in the world of Test cricket.