Shakib-Al-Hasan is a legend of the game who took the Bangladesh national cricket team to newer heights of excellence. He established himself as a prolific contributor with both the bat and the ball, being of the most complete all-rounder the game got to witness in its history and present. His driving force on the field, aside from his psychological addition to experience to the team, helped Bangladesh make it to the world spot.
His contribution to the cricketing world made him a fan-favourite in not just Bangladesh, but across the various domestic cricket leagues, he played around the world.
|Full Name: Shakib Al Hasan
|Born: 24th March 1987
|Height: 5ft 7in
|Years Active: (2006- present)
|Birth Place: Magura, Jessore
|Batting Style: Left-handed batsman
|Bowling Style: Left-arm orthodox
Shakib Al Hasan was born to parents KhondokerMasroor Reza and Shirin Reza as Father and Mother respectively. Apart from them, he has a sister to pamper. He married Umme Ahmed Shishir and has a beautiful daughter named Alayna Hasan Aubrey. With such love from all sides, Shakib gets to enjoy his wholesome family.
Shakib-Al-Hasan discovered his cricketing prowess when he played the various cricket matches in the villages surrounding his home town Magura. The magnificent display was enough to earn him a rightful spot at the U-19 bangladesh team.
Shakib-Al-Hassanmade his way into the U-19 team squad that played the tri-series against England and Sri Lanka, after a phenomenal display at the village matches.
He made his first team test debut against India on 18th May 2007. His ODI debut came against Zimbabwe on 6th August 200628th, 2006 featured his T20 debut against the same team in Zimbabwe.
His rise to the glorious stage began in the U-19 tournament when he scored an 86-ball century against Sri Lanka to win the final. His first ODI century came just before the 2007 world cup, against Canada, while playing the tri-series in West Indies. His consistent performances against India and a century against Pakistan earned him great fame.
Test cricket saw his continued prowess, where he holds the best bowling figure of 7/36 by any Bangladeshi bowler against New Zealand in 2008. His consistency gained him the No.1 rank in the ICC's list of all-rounders. Later he took over the reins of the Bangladesh National team and gave them immense success.
Despite getting selected to lead T20 and test series against India, his hopes crashed after receiving a tw0-year ban from the ICC for breaching ICC anti-corruption code. Sources claimed that he was approached by the bookers during the 2018 tri-nation series and also during an IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab. Failure to answer the notice made him face a two-year ban and one-year suspension. He was a target of criticism for Bangladesh’s elimination from the 2011 world cup, though he led victories against the likes of England, Netherlands and Ireland.
His kicking the stumps after the umpire decided against giving Mortaza’s wicket in a domestic match drew immense criticism. Later he apologized for it, stating it to be a human error.
He took the captaincy over from Mohammad Ashraful and made an instant impact on Bangladesh's overall game. He led the team to a 3-0 test victory against West Indies, where he took five wickets and made 96 runs in the second match.
His qualities as a captain gained relevance in a series against West Indies in 2009. Despite his performances, Bangladesh only won four matches out of a magnanimous fourteen. The T20 record also happens to be dismal under his captaincy.
Shakib still continues to play at the highest level.
Shakib Al Hasan has one of the most illustrious journeys on the platform of world cricket. The sparkling statistics achieved by Shakib-Al-Hasan is a testimony of in-built specialities. No wonder why the people of Bangladesh rest their hopes on this ambitious and talented cricketer when the national team needs dire support!
|Runs Scored: 6755
|Strike Rate: 82.56
|Highest Score: 134
|Best Bowling Figures: 5/29
|Runs Scored: 2243
|Strike Rate: 121.84
|Highest Score: 84
|Best Bowling Figures: 5/20
|Runs Scored: 4251
|Strike Rate: 61.72
|Highest Score: 217
|Best Bowling Figures: 7/36
Sachin Tendulkar of India fields during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match between India and the Netherlands at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on March 9, 2011 in Delhi, India.
Sachin Tendulkar of India raises his bat on scoring his century during the Group B ICC World Cup Cricket match between India and South Africa at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground on March 12, 2011 in Nagpur, India.
Sachin Tendulkar of India hits out watched by wicketkeeper Matt Prior of England during day five of the 4th npower Test Match between England and India at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2011 in London, England.
Sachin Tendulkar reach the iconic landmark of 100 international centuries against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup in 2012
Sachin's first Test century
Sachin Tendulkar’s dream to hold the World Cup in his hands and in 2011 it finally happened.