Tamim Iqbal has become the highest Test run-scorer of Bangladesh surpassing Habibul Bashar’s 3026 runs. It takes him 40 Tests to reach the milestone. Scoring seven runs in his 40th Test match against India, he has broken the record more than eight years after Bashar ended his Test career in 2008. It seems the player is not happy with this achievement. He said it would be better if he could reach the milestone earlier.
Habibul Bashar who held the highest scorer’s position for more than 14 years was in Fatullah to see his record being broken. He said he was happy to see Tamim break his record. He also wants the player to score 10,000 Test runs.
Tamim Iqbal has so far played 40 Tests and scored 3055 runs at an average of 39.67 with 7 centuries and 17 half-centuries. Habibul Bashar played 10 more Tests than Tamim and scored 3026 runs at an average of 30.87 with three hundreds and 24 fifties.