According to statistical device and data, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan is a greater all-rounder than the legends of the game.
In an analysis, ESPNcricinfo claimed Shakib greater comparing Sir Garfield Sobers, Imran Khan, Sir Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Sir Richard Hadlee and Jacques Kallis.
In the analytical article, written by cricket statistician Anantha Narayanan, the statistics of the players who have scored over 1,500 runs and taken 50-plus wickets, or scored over 1,000 runs and taken 75 or more wickets are considered as data.
After considering factors like Weighted Bowling Average (WBA – 1,200/bowling average) and Weighted Batting Average (WBA), he considered a total of 51 qualified players.
To rank these all-rounders, he has considered the performance and also recognized the all-round impact of the players.