Shakib Al Hasan, the number one all-rounder in cricket is a legendary player in Bangladesh. He is the only cricketer who earned the number one position in al rounder ranking from Bangladesh. He is also former Captain of Bangladesh Cricket team in all formats. Now he is the Captain of Bangladesh national team in test and t20 format cricket.
Shakib Al Hasan was born on 24 March 1987. His home district in Magura, Khulna, Bangladesh. According to ProthomAlo sports editor UtpalShuvro, Shakib “was fairly proficient at cricket and was often hired to play for different villages and teams”. In one match, Shakib played an outstanding knock and impressed an umpire who arranged for him to practice with the Islampur Para Club, a team in the Magura Cricket League. During the practice session, Shakib batted aggressively and bowled fast, as he usually did, but also chose to experiment with spin bowling which proved to be not so effective.
He took the 1st wicket in his 1st ball while playing for islampur. He spent six months training at Bangladesh KriraShikshaPratisthan (BKSP), a government-run sports institute. In 2004, at the age of 17, Shakib was drafted by Khulna to play in the National Domestic League. Before joining National Team Shakib represented Bangladesh in the U-19 cricket team. A left-handed batsman and bowler Shakib al Hasan made his debut in international cricket against Zimbabwe on 6, August 2009.
In his debut match, he scored 30 runs and grabbed 1 wicket. That was the starting where he showed an al rounding performance and a message of great arrival. In September 2006, Shakib was one of three players to be granted a rookie contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), along with Farhad Reza and Mehrab Hossain Jr. In world cup 2007, Bangladesh beat India. In this match, Shakib al Hasan made an excellent knock with bat and scored a half-century. In 2009 Shakib was selected as Vice-Captain of Bangladesh National Team.
Shakib got appointed as Captain in west Indies tour in 2009 as Masrafee, previous captain, got injured. Shakib did an excellent performance in the match and Bangladesh got their first-ever test win in an overseas Test series. Shakib got the man of the match and man of the series award in that tour.
Shakib is the only Bangladeshi cricketer who gets the chance to play county cricket in England. He made his debut in county cricket in 2010. He played several matches for Worcestershire. Meanwhile, Shakib also played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL( Indian Premier League). Shakib appeared in BPL( Bangladesh Premier League) for Khulna Royal Bengals, Dhaka Dynamites, Rangpur Riders, Dhaka Gladiators.
Shakib Al Hasan married UMME AHMED SHISHIR on 12 December 2012. They met with each other in 2011 when Shakib was playing county for Worcestershire. They have a baby named Alaina HasanAbri.
He was ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN ‘WORLD FAME 100’ in 2019