Shakib Al Hasan, a name that resonates with excellence and versatility. Shakib Al Hasan is one of the best cricketer Bangladesh has ever produced. He is a genuine all-rounder who has made records with bat as well as ball. Let’s check his cricket profile.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Early Days of Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib’s journey in cricket began in the villages near his hometown of Magura. He sharpened his skills at a sports facility run by the government and there he caught the eyes of selectors. His brilliant performance in the Under-19 in a tri-series against England and Sri Lanka got him selected in international cricket.
ODI Debut and Triumphs
The year 2007 saw Shakib’s ODI debut, and he announced his arrival with a bang. He scored a century against Canada just before the 2007 World Cup, underlining his potential. His consistent performances, and a century against Pakistan, established him as a star in Bangladesh.
Dominance in Tests
Shakib’s prowess wasn’t limited to ODIs. In Test cricket, he continued to shine. His defining moment came in a Test against New Zealand in Chittagong in 2008, where he captured a remarkable 7/36, still the best figures by a Bangladeshi bowler. In that game, he also contributed with the bat.
Captaincy and Leadership
Shakib’s journey reached a new pinnacle when he took over the captaincy from Mohammad Ashraful. Leading from the front, he led Bangladesh to a historic 3-0 Test series victory against the West Indies.
Shakib’s international career was further enriched during his stint with Worcestershire, where he emerged as the leading wicket-taker and run-scorer during Bangladesh’s whitewash of New Zealand in 2010. He also played in IPL and contributed significantly for the teams.
Despite facing criticism for Bangladesh’s performance in the 2011 World Cup, Shakib bounced back with stellar performances for Kolkata in the IPL.
T20 Success and Challenges
In T20 cricket, Shakib’s impact was undeniable. He achieved the second-best T20 bowling figures with a remarkable 6/6. However, he got suspended and banned for short period of time due to inappropriate gestures and attitude issues.
Records and Achievements
Shakib’s cricketing journey was marked by milestones. He became the third player in history to score a hundred and take 10 wickets in the same Test match. His consistent all-round performances got him numerous awards, including the Man of the Tournament awards in various tournaments.
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