This is the player profile of the Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan.
Basic Details about Shakib Al Hasan
Full Name: Shakib Al Hasan
Nick Name: Saqibul
Date of Birth: 24th March 1987
Place of Birth: Magura, Jessore, Bangladesh
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Professional Details about Shakib Al Hasan
Batting Style: Left Hand
Bowling Style: Slow Left Arm Orthodox
Role in the Team: All Rounder
List A Debut: Bangladesh A Vs Sri Lanka A at Bogra on 4th April 2006
First Class Debut: Bangladesh Cricket Board XI Vs Zimbabweans at Chittagong on 1st January 2005
Twenty20 Debut: Vs Zimbabwe at Khulna on 28th November 2006
One Day International Debut: Vs Zimbabwe at Harare on 6th August
Test Match Debut: Vs India at Chittagong on 18th May 2007
Major Teams Played For Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh U19, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Khulna Division, Worcestershire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents and Dhaka Gladiators.
Personal Life Of Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib pursued a BA in English from American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). He married a Bangladeshi American, Umme Ahmed Shishir, in December 2012. The couple met each other in 2011 while Shakib was playing country cricket for Worcestershire in England. They had their first daughter Alayna Aubrey Hasan in 2015 & their second daughter Errum Hasan in 2020. In August 2018 Shakib became a green card holder which allows him to live and work in the US. He has often gotten a ban from playing cricket because of disciplinary and temper issues on the field.
RECORDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:
- Fastest all-rounder to score 3000 Test runs and take 200 Test wickets (54 Test) surpassing Ian Botham who took 55 Test matches to reach the milestone.
- Fastest all-rounder to score 5000 ODI runs and take 250 ODI wickets.
- First Bangladeshi bowler to take 500 international wickets.
- The highest number of wickets taken in Test matches (210) and T20I (92) matches for Bangladesh.
- He became the first bowler for Bangladesh to take 200 wickets in a test in November 2018.
- Fastest player to score 3000 runs and 200 wickets in a Test.
More about Shakib Al Hasan
Popularly known as Saqibul, Shakib Al Hasan is the most successful player of Bangladesh till date. He is certainly an asset to his team as his role is an all-rounder. He is a middle-order batsman in all three formats of the game and is also a regular bowler of the team with his left-arm orthodox bowling style. Shakib Al Hasan first represented his country at the Under 19 level and played 18 Youth One Day Internationals between the years 2005 and 2006.
After making his One Day International and Test Debuts in the year 2006, Shakib Al Hasan has hardly looked back and has made his name in world cricket. He has always found himself in the top 10 all-rounder rankings of the ICC and for the most part of his career, he has dominated this ranking as well. Despite playing for the weak side like Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan has gained a respect as a serious player and has also made value for his wicket.
At the age of 22, Shakib Al Hasan was appointed vice-captain to Mashrafe Mortaza for the 2009 West Indies tour and when Mortaza got injured he lead the team, and not only that he also made his team victorious in the test series as well. Shakib Al Hasan was named ‘the Wisden Cricket’s Test Cricketer of The Year’ in 2009. In 2010 Shakib Al Hasan stepped down from the captaincy to concentrate more on his game.
In this era of Twenty20 cricket, a utility player like Shakib Al Hasan is always been the first choice of many T20 franchises around the world and hence Shakib Al Hasan has been part of the major T20 franchise like Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League and Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash.