Shoaib Malik Pakistan Zimbabwe 7000 runs 150 wickets
Shoaib Malik in action on the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe AFP

Shoaib Malik became the seventh cricketer and second Pakistani (after Shahid Afridi) to the 7,000 run-150 wicket double, at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo in the fifth match of the ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Malik, one of a handful of cricketers who made their international debuts in the 20th century, achieved this feat in his 266th match. The elite group of all-rounders includes some giants of 50-over cricket.

7,000 run-150 wicket double in ODIs
Player Team M R 100s W 5WIs
Steve Waugh Australia 325 7,569 3 195
Sachin Tendulkar India 463 18,426 49 154 2
Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 445 13,430 28 323 4
Jacques Kallis South Africa 328 11,579 17 273 2
Shahid Afridi Pakistan 398 8,064 6 395 9
Chris Gayle West Indies 281 9,585 23 165 1
Shoaib Malik Pakistan 266 7,000 9 156 0

Malik made his ODI debut in the Coca-Cola Champions Trophy in Sharjah, in 1999, as an off-spinner who batted at No. 10. He slowly made his way up the order, and emerged as a crucial cog of Pakistan’s ODI XI, scoring quick runs in the end overs and sending down a few overs of off-breaks.

In other formats of the sport, Malik retired with a 1,898 Test runs at 35.14; among his 3 hundreds was a monumental 245 against England in his last series. He also became the third (after Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum) to reach 2,000 T20I runs last month.