Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi cricketer who is known for his all round performance on the field. In the year 2015, he became the first player to hold the No. 1 spot in the ICC Rankings for all-rounders in all the three formats of the game.
Shakib Al Hasan was born on 24 March 1987 at Magura District in Bangladesh. He is a left handed batsman and a slow left arm orthodox bowler. He is an agile fielder and plays as an all-rounder in his team.
Shakib Al Hasan – Along the Years
Started playing for Khulna in National Domestic League
Started his First Class career for Khulna
Represented Bangladesh in 2006 U19 World Cup
Made his International debut
Appointed as Bangladesh Vice Captain
Awarded Wisden Test Player of the Year
Stepped Down as the Bangladesh Captain
Reappointed as the T20I captain
Became the No. 1 All rounder in all the formats
Shakib Al Hasan has his career decorated with a large number of records, most of them coming as an all-rounder. He holds the record for the highest fifth wicket partnership in the ICC Champions Trophy (225 runs with Mahmudullah). This partnership also made the duo to get the highest batting partnership for Bangladesh in One Day Internationals.
Shakib Al Hasan is also the first Bangladeshi bowler to have taken 5 wickets in a match against all the Test playing nations. He is the fourth bowler in the World to achieve this feat after Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath. Also, Shakib Al Hasan has taken 76 wickets at the Shere Bangla Stadium in T20I matches, which is a record for taking the highest wickets at a single ground.
Shakib Al Hasan is the first spin bowler to have taken more than 100 wickets at a single ground (112 wickets at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium) in One Day Internationals. He is also the first Bangladeshi cricketer (eighth in the world) to have taken a five wicket haul in all the three formats of the game.
Shakib Al Hasan also holds the record for scoring the most runs on a single ground and taking the most wickets at the same ground. He has scored 4133 runs and taken 201 wickets in all the three formats combined at the Sher e Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
Shakib Al Hasan is the first Bangladeshi player to score 1000 runs in World Cups and the only player in the World to score 400 runs and take 100 wickets in the same World Cup. Also, he is the second cricketer after Yuvraj Singh to score a fifty and take 5 wickets in the same World Cup match.
At the end of the 2019 World Cup, Shakib Al Hasan joined Sachin Tendulkar in the elite list of scoring the most half centuries in a single World Cup tournament with 7 half centuries.
Shakib Al Hasan is the fastest all rounder to score a double of 10000 runs and take 500 wickets in international cricket. Also, Shakib is the seventh batsman to score a double century and a duck in the same Test match. Shakib also finds himself in the elite list of scoring a century and taking a 10 wicket haul in the same Test match — third player in the world to do so.
Shakib Al Hasan is also the leading wicket taker for Bangladesh national cricket team in Test and T20I format. Also, he is the only captain to register a five wicket haul in the T20I matches — the best by any captain so far.
Awards and Accolades
Shakib Al Hasan was declared as the Wisden Cricket World Test Player of the Year in 2009. He has 13 Player of the Series Awards which is the highest for a Bangladeshi player. Also, he has 21 Player of the Series Awards in One Day Internationals along with 5 in T20Is to his name.
Shakib Al Hasan has been one of the best players that Bangladesh has ever produced and he has a decorated career with centuries, half centuries, double centuries, five wicket and ten wicket hauls in different formats of the game.
Shakib started his professional cricket journey in 2004 when he was selected to play for Khulna in the National Domestic League. He made his debut in First Class cricket while playing for Bangladesh Cricket Board XI against Zimbabwe at Chittagong on 1 January 2005. In 92 First Class Matches, Shakib has scored 5777 runs with 8 centuries and 34 half centuries. Also, he has taken 310 wickets with 23 5-wicket hauls and 2 10-wicket hauls.
Shakib Al Hasan played his first Test match against India on 18 May 2007 at Chittagong which had ended in a draw. He scored only 27 runs in the match. However, since 2007 he has played 56 Test matches for Bangladesh and scored 3862 runs at an average of 39.40 per innings.
Also, he has scored 5 centuries and 24 half centuries with a top score of 217 runs. He has also taken 210 wickets with 18 5-wicket and 2 10-wicket hauls. His best bowling figures are 7/36 in an innings and 10/124 in a match.
Shakib Al Hasan made his debut in One Day Internationals on 6 August 2006 against Zimbabwe in Harare. Shakib took one wicket and scored 30 runs as Bangladesh recorded a win by 8 wickets in the match. So far, he has played 214 matches and scored 6323 runs with a top score of 134.
He also has 9 centuries and 47 half centuries to his name and his batting average is 37.86 per innings. Shakib also has 260 wickets in 206 matches with the best bowling figures of 5/29.
The T20I debut for Shakib came against Zimbabwe on 28 November 2006 at Khulna where he scored 26 runs and took one wicket and Bangladesh emerged victorious by 43 runs. In the 76 T20I matches he has played, he has 1567 runs and 92 wickets.
Captaincy & Vice Captaincy
Shakib Al Hasan has been a regular vice captain of the Bangladesh Cricket team, and has served as captain on different occasions due to the unavailability of the regular captains. In Test matches, he has led the team in 14 matches and led the team to victory in 3 matches.
In One Day Internationals, he has led the team in 50 matches and has emerged as the victorious captain in 23 matches. Also, in the T20I matches, he has led his team to victory in 3 matches out of 14 matches.
Shakib Al Hasan is married to a Bangladeshi American Umme Ahmed Shishir and is a holder of Green Card due to which he can live and work in the United States. Shakib Al Hasan's father Khondokar Masroor Reza was a footballer while his mother Shirin Reza is a housewife. Shakib has a daughter named Alayna Hasan Aubrey.