In the ongoing series with South Africa, Indian all-rounder Harbhajan Singh achieved a new milestone of 2000 runs and 200 wickets and has become the third Indian to do so. In the third and last match of the series, on a ball by Steyn, he hit a six and with the help of this six, he completed his 2000 runs in test cricket of his career.
With this, he became the world’s 16th player to achieve this record. This was his 93rd test match. Before this match, there were 1968 runs and 386 wickets on his name in 92 test matches.
Harbhajan, famous by the name Tarbonator, is the third Indian to achieve this double. Before him, the former Indian player and Captain Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble were the two other players who achieved this. On the name of Kapil, there are 5248 runs and 434 wickets in 131 test matches whereas in 132 test matches, there are 2506 runs and 619 wickets on the name of Anil Kumble.
The other players who hold the record of this double are
1. Jacques Kallis, South Africa (270 Wickets and 11838 Runs)
2. Shane Warne, Australia (wickets – 708 and score of 3154)
3. Imran Khan, Pakistan (362 wickets and 3807 runs)
4. Richard Hadlee, New Zealand (number of people he made out – 362 and score he gave – 3807)
5. Daniel Vettori from New Zealand (339 Wickets and 4053 Runs)
6. Pak’s Wasim Akram (number of cricketers that he made out is 414 and total runs that he gave is 2898)
7. Chris Cairns, New Zealand (players out – 218 at score of 3320)
8. Australian Richie Beno (2201 runs and 248 wickets)
9. West Indies cricketer Gary Sobers (players count that he made out is 235 and score that he gave is 8032)
10. Andrew Flintoff of England (cricketers out -226 and score other batsmen were able to make on his balls is 3845)
11. Shaun Pollock, South Africa (421 Wickets and 3781 Runs)
12. Ian Botham (5200 runs and 383 wickets)
13. Chaminda Vaas,Sri Lanka (score of 3089 and wickets as 355)