Sports Desk: ‘Bangladesh Jaan, Bangladeshi Prana Shakib Al Hasan’ – United Commercial Bank (UCB) advertisement image, no one knows when or how much date it is. No need to know. Just know today will be ‘March 24’. World’s best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s 36th birthday.
This Bangladesh cricket superstar was born on this day in 1987 in Magura district. Shakib’s father Mashroor Reza was an officer of Krishi Bank. He was a football fan. He played in different leagues of the district. Contrary to his father’s choice, the son became a cricketer. While playing rural cricket, he caught the eye of an umpire. From there he was brought to Magura’s Islampur Para Club. While playing for that club, Shakib batted in the first match. He took the wicket with the first ball. Real cricket life starts from that ball.
Shakib was admitted to BKSP for a 6-month course. Later, at the age of 15, he got a chance to play for the under-19 team. Apart from this, Khulna was listed in the divisional team to play in the national league. Shakib’s excellent performance for the 19 team brought him to the forefront. In 2005, he won the final of the Under-19 Tri-Nation tournament with a century off just 86 balls and taking 3 wickets. Between 2005 and 2006, Shakib played 18 one-day internationals for the U-19 team. Collected a total of 563 runs at an average of 35.18 and took a total of 22 wickets at an average of 20.18.
During the 2006 tour of Zimbabwe, Shakib got the opportunity to play for the Bangladesh national team for the first time. In the same series, Shakib made his debut in international one-day cricket wearing the red-green jersey against Zimbabwe in Harare.
Shakib made his Test debut against India in Chittagong the year after his ODI debut. In 2006, he played his first match in the short format T20 against Zimbabwe in Khulna. In 2009, he served as the acting captain due to Mashrafe’s injury during the West Indies tour. In 2010, he was also given responsibility against New Zealand in Mirpur. After that, under his leadership, Bangladesh played the World Cup at home in 2011.
In 2009, Shakib became the first Bangladeshi to top the ODI all-rounder rankings. In this series, he proved his effectiveness in Tests and occupied the seat of the best all-rounder. In January 2015, he became the first cricketer to become the best all-rounder in all three formats. This is the only case in the world of cricket.
Shakib has been involved in various controversies throughout his career, criticism is also ongoing. But again and again he put a lock on the mouth of the cynic. Under his leadership, Bangladesh won the first Test series outside the country. However, the final match of the Asia Cup, which did not win his regret on the ground in the country. Standing in the field with Mushfiq on his chest, his cry is embedded in the hearts of the countrymen.
That’s not the end of it – feeding Australia with bat and ball, England’s best performance for the country in the World Cup, his salute after defeating the English on the country’s soil – Bengalis will never forget.
Bowling figures, highest runs, highest wickets – Shakib holds all the seats alone. He is also the only Bangladeshi who has played in almost all franchise leagues in the world.
On December 12, 2012, Shakib Al Hasan got married to Umm Ahmed Shishir, a resident of the United States. Currently he is the father of two daughters and a son. Her elder daughter’s name is Alaina Hasan Aubry and younger daughter’s name is Irram. Shakib Al Hasan became the father of a third child on March 16, 2021 (Bangladesh time).
Happy birthday from JumBangla to this flag bearer of Bangladesh, who is widely known as a renowned cricketer at home and abroad with various achievements, fame and reputation.