When Bangladesh take on India in the Asia Cup 2018 final on Friday, wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim will be one batsman which the Men in Blue would be eyeing to get early. Mushfiqur has been in stupendous form in the ongoing edition of the biennial tournament. After scoring a breathtaking 144 to help Bangladesh defeat five-time champions Sri Lanka in the group stage, he came out with a brilliant 99 against Pakistan to help his team set a summit clash date with favourites and defending champions India.
And ahead of the finals, he would be having a chance to overhaul Virat Kohli’s Asia Cup record. The 31-year-old—-who has 734 runs from 25 matches in Asia Cup— if manages to score 33 runs in the finals at the Dubai International Stadium, will surpass Kohli’s tally of 766 runs to become the sixth-highest run-getter in the tournament.
The list is headed by Sri Lankan legends Sanath Jayasuriya (1220 runs) and Kumar Sangakkara (1075 runs), followed by India’s Sachin Tendulkar (971 runs) and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (907 runs).
The Bangladeshi batsman is currently sitting at the second spot in the list of highest scorers in this edition of the Asia Cup. In the four matches he has played for Bangladesh, Mushfiqur has scored 297 runs at an average of 74.25.