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Famous Bangladeshi Cricket Player Shakib Al Hassan

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Bangladeshi Cricket Player Shakib Al Hassan

Born on 24 March 1987, he is widely regarded as the first true superstar to have come out of Bangladeshi cricket. He is just 25 years old, but already carries the dreams and aspirations of the entire Bangladeshi nation. He is a left-handed middle order batsman and an orthodox left arm off spinner. He started as an under 19 player in 2005 and was drafted into international cricket in 2006 in all formats. He had his ODI debut on 6 August 2006 and his T20 debut on 28 November 2011. He went on to debut in test matches on 18 May 2007.

Since, he has not really looked back. His international career is quite young as such, things are reckoned, but he has already achieved a long list of laurels. He first shot into prominence when he took 7-36 against New Zealand in a test match and as the saying goes, he never looked back after that. Since, he has built a very impressive list of achievements including to be named as the Test player of the year by Wisden in November 2009. That was after he led his side to a historic win in an a test series against West Indies. He has the unique honor of remaining as the world number one all-rounder according to the ICC rankings from January 2009 to April 2011. He also had the honor of leading the Bangladeshi cricket side in all formats until September 2011. He is a brilliant cricketer who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and Khulna Royal Bengals in BPL.

In the current Bangladesh cricket squad, Shakib is the only valuable player who never lets down his team. He is excellent with the bat and can be a very dangerous hitter when it comes to critical stages in matches. In 2015 ICC Cricket world cup, Shakib will again be tested for his skills and his role is going to be very important for Bangladesh cricket team.

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