Nayeem achieves massive world record
Debutante off-spinner Nayeem Hasan has achieved a massive world record with his five-wicket haul in the ongoing first Test between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
Thanks to his figures of 14-2-61-5 in the first innings which helped the Tigers bundle the visitors out for a modest 246 runs, Nayeem has become the youngest bowler ever in the history of Test cricket to pick up five wickets on his debut.
Overall, Nayeem, who is just nine days away from turning 18, has also become the 8th Bangladeshi batsman to record a fifer in his very first Test match.
Only one man of under 18 years old, other than Nayeem, had the previous record of snatching five or more wickets on debut. It was Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir, who took six wickets, three wickets in both the innings, on his debut Test match.
Sir Garry Sobers (West Indies) and Waqar Younis took four wickets on their debut Tests.
In all, Nayeem is the third youngest bowler in cricket history to get his name on the record books for a five-wicket haul. Back in 1958, Pakistan’s Nasim-ul-Ghani (then 16 years and 303 days) took five wickets against West Indies in George Town. Mohammad Amir was 17 years and 257 days when he took five wickets against Australia in 2009.
The record among the Bangladeshi bowlers was previously owned by spinner Enamul Haque Jr., who was 18 years and 32 days at the time of taking five wickets against Zimbabwe in Chattogram in 2005.
Watch Nayeem’s 5th wicket here-