Mushfiqur Rahim Creates History: Becomes The First Bangladesh Player To Reach 250 Odis Milestone

Mushfiqur Rahim, the seasoned wicket-keeper and batsman, has reached another landmark by being the first Bangladesh player to play in 250 One-Day Internationals. His landmark game was the one on Saturday, July 8th's second one-day international versus Afghanistan. 

Bangladesh's all-time leader in appearances

Are you curious to know about Mushfiqur Rahim's ODI debut? Rahim's debut in One-Day International was in August 2006; he proved himself to be a fighter in that game. The right-handed batsman's ability to keep wickets is a bonus to his consistent run production in the middle of the order. He has played in the ICC Cricket World Cup four times for Bangladesh: in 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019.

Rahim has scored the second-most runs in ODIs

Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 7,188 runs at a phenomenal 37.05 run average. There are nine hundred and forty-four fifties in there, with a peak score of 144. Only Tamim Iqbal (8,313) has scored more runs in one-day internationals among other active Bangladesh players. Mushfiqur Rahim's century hit off in just 60 balls against Ireland earlier this year, making it the quickest century ever scored by a Bangladeshi batsman in this format.

Mushfiqur Rahim has made 236 of his ODI appearances as a wicketkeeper. In terms of designated wicket-keeper appearances in ODIs, only Kumar Sangakkara (360), MS Dhoni (350), Mark Boucher (294), and Adam Gilchrist (282) have more games under their belts. Only Sangakkara (13,341), Dhoni (10,773), and Gilchrist (9,410) have scored more runs for their teams as keepers in ODIs. 

The score he made behind the stumps

Sangakkara (482), Gilchrist (472), Dhoni (444), Boucher (424), and Moin Khan (287) are the only wicket-keepers with more dismissals in the format than the 36-year-old. Mushfiqur Rahim has a total of 212 catches and 53 stumpings to his name. Meanwhile, Bangladesh's only other keeper with more than 15 ODI appearances is Khaled Mashud (126).

Mushfiqur Rahim's Background

Mushfiqur Rahim got his start in cricket by taking the field for Bangladesh U19 in one-day internationals and youth tests. He led the Bangladesh U19 team to victory in the 2006 ICC U19 World Cup when his teammates featured future pros like Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh advanced to the competition's semifinals because of his leadership as captain.

Mushfiqur Rahim's Rise to Glory

With Mohammad Ashraful, captain of Bangladesh at the time, Mushfiqur Rahim put up 191 runs for the sixth wicket in a match against Sri Lanka in 2007.

After he hit a few fifties for Bangladesh, he was promoted to vice-captain. Because of his ability to bat in various positions, he quickly rose to first-choice wicketkeeper for the Bangladesh side.

Mushfiqur Rahim is a cricketer from Bangladesh who has served as both captain and vice-captain of the national squad. He has led Bangladesh to more victories than any other captain when it comes to test matches. Rahim's batting technique is so adaptable, says former Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons, that he can bat anywhere in the top order, from one to six.

How good is Mushfiqur Rahim? 
Mushfiqur Rahim has scored over 6500 runs in first-class cricket, including 12 half-centuries and 34 centuries while playing for Rajshahi Division.
Is Mushfiqur Rahim underrated?
There are better wicketkeepers in the World Cricket League right now than Rahim; therefore, he is underestimated. He is inferior to Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, De Kock, and Jos Buttler.
Why is Mushfiqur Rahim famous?
Mushfiqur Rahim, the wicketkeeper-batsman and one of Bangladesh's longest-serving and most accomplished cricketers, debuted as the youngest player to feature in a Test match at Lord's in 2005 at the age of 18.