Khaled Mashud will be celebrated as one of the pioneers during Bangladesh’s early venture in test arena but he will be mostly remembered for his slog six over long-on in the final match of ICC trophy which paved the way for Bangladesh to win the title of that tournament. He was a dependable man behind wickets and also acted as a lone warrior in many lost battles batting at number seven. Here are some facts about him-
- Bangladesh qualified for 1999 World Cup after beating Scotland in the semi-final of ’97 ICC trophy and Khaled Mashud played a fantastic innings in that match. Riding on his 70 from 136 balls, Bangladesh put 243 runs on the board by playing 50 overs. Bangladesh won that match by 72 runs.
- He scored 33 runs against South Africa in Bangladesh’s first test on South African soil by staying on the crease for more than 3 hours. Oftenly, it is considered his most courageous venture with bat against fiercing pace bowlers.
- His only test ton came aganist West Indies and he stayed more than five hours on the crease. It ensured Bangladesh to draw that match.
- Khaled Mashud’s highest score in ODI was 71 which he had played against Australia at Canterbury in 2005. He remained unbeaten in that match.
- He is considered as the finest wicket keeper so far in Bangladesh’s cricketing history. He has 87 dismissals in test cricket and 126 dismissals in ODI.