There is always the ultimate pressure on the all-rounder’s shoulders because he needs to serve as a catalyst in triggering the success template during the game. As an all-rounder, he needs to make sure that he bats and bowls properly such that these inputs can significantly make a telling impact on the overall outcome.
On top of that, achieving the double is such a great feeling for an all-rounder. There is no better feeling than scoring runs and taking wickets. All-rounders have the capability to pull off such things during the game. In this article, let’s take a look at 3 players who achieved the double of 6000 runs and 150 wickets in Test history.
1. Garry Sobers
Garry Sobers was one of the few players of his era who literally thrives in all facets of the game. This is precisely the reason why he is widely acknowledged as the greatest ever all-rounder and one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
He achieved the double of 6000 runs and 150 wickets in just 65 Tests, the fastest by any player in the history of Test cricket. Overall, he scored 8032 runs at an average of 57.8 whereas he took 235 wickets to his credit.
2. Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis is widely recognized as the greatest all-rounder of all time. He has achieved great things both in Test and ODI cricket and his statistics in both formats. He is one of the names in this list to achieve the double of 6000 runs and 150 wickets in Tests.
Notably, he achieved the feat in 81 Tests, becoming the second-fastest to accomplish this feat. Overall, he finished his Test career with 13,289 runs at an average of 55.4. Besides that, he took 292 wickets.
3. Ben Stokes
England’s Test captain Ben Stokes recently became the third-fastest player to achieve the double of 6000 runs and 150 wickets in the longest format of the game. He achieved the feat in 95 Tests.
Ben Stokes went past 6000 runs in the Ashes 2023 series against Australia. Overall, he scored 6021 runs at an average of 36.39 and on the other hand, he took 197 wickets.
Updated as of July 10, 2023*