After scoring a fifty within the first innings of the continuing second Check towards Sri Lanka in Colombo, Saud Shakeel turned the first-ever batter in historical past to attain a half-century in every of the primary seven Assessments of their profession.
Beforehand, India’s Sunil Gavaskar, Pakistan’s Saeed Ahmed, West Indies’ Basil Butcher and New Zealand’s Bert Sutcliffe scored half-centuries in every of the primary six Assessments of their profession.
First batter in Check historical past to make a 5️⃣0️⃣+ rating in every of his first 7️⃣ matches ?Mr Constant @saudshak ?#SLvPAK pic.twitter.com/BKDPYOMIO6
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 26, 2023
Shakeel additionally bagged the award for Participant of the Match within the first Check, which Pakistan received by 4 wickets in Galle final week, after he made a career-best 208 not out within the first innings.
The left-hander can be solely the second Pakistan batter to hit a double ton in his first Check match away from house.