Shakib Al Hasan Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Biography & More.Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi international cricketer and businessman.His aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order and controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling has made him arguably Bangladesh’s greatest cricketer.He is widely considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders of all time.
Early years and Youth Cricket
Born in Magura, Khulna, Shakib started playing cricket at an early age. According to Prothom Alo sports editor Utpal Shuvro, Shakib “was fairly proficient at cricket and was often hired to play for different villages and teams”. In one of those matches, Shakib 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 was picked to play for Islampur and took a wicket with his first ball; it was his first delivery with a proper cricket ball, having previously played with a taped tennis ball. He spent six months training at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan, a government-run sports institute.
Shakib played his debut Under-17 match against UAE Under-17s in 2003 in the ACC Under-17 Cup where he got a bowling figure of 3–18 in 8 overs (with 2 maiden overs).
In May 2004, at the age of 17, Shakib made his first-class debut for Khulna where he got a bowling figure of 0/116 of 30 overs in the 1st innings and 3/92 of 28 overs in the 2nd innings. He also scored 13 of 11 with three 4s in the 1st innings and 16 of 43 in the 2nd innings. His 1st first-class wicket was Rakibul Hasan.
Shakib first represented Bangladesh at the Under-19 level in November 2005 in the 2005 Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup against India Under-19. In his debut he scored 24 of 23 balls with four 4s and also achieving a bowling figure of 2/26 in 10 overs with 2 maidens by taking his first wicket of Tanmay Srivastava. In the tournament, Shakib played 5 matches scoring 138 runs at an average of 38.50 and getting 5 wickets at an average of 25.20. On 30 November 2005, 15-years-old Shakib guided Bangladesh to a four-wicket win over England in the opening match of the tri-nation Under-19 tournament (involving England and Sri Lanka) with his 82 of 62. During the final of a tri-nation tournament, Shakib scored an 86-ball century and took three wickets to lead his team to victory. In his 18 youth One Day Internationals, he has scored 563 runs at an average of 35.18 with three 50s and one 100 and a high score of 100 and took 22 wickets at an average of 20.18 with an economy of 3.68 and a best figure of 4/34.
On 1 January 2005, Shakib made his first class debut in the match between Bangladesh Cricket Board President’s XI and Zimbabweans where he scored 14 of 14 in the 1st innings and 15 of 66 in the 2nd innings. He also got bowling figure of 0/133 in 32 overs. In February 2005, Shakib got his 1st first-class international wicket by dismissing Vusimuzi Sibanda and five-wicket haul playing against Zimbabwe A.
Shakib studied for a BA in English at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). He married Umme Ahmed Shishir, a Bangladeshi American on 12 December 2012. The couple met in 2010 while Shakib was playing county cricket for Worcestershire in England. They had their first daughter Alayna Aubrey Hasan on 8 November 2015, their second daughter Errum Hasan on 24 April 2020 and their first son Eyzah Al Hasan on 16 March 2021.
In August 2018, he became a green card holder which allows him to live and work in the US.
Shakib is the chairman of Monarch Holdings and goodwill ambassador of UNICEF for Bangladesh, Huawei and Anti-Corruption Commission (Bangladesh). Shakib announced a new company named Burak Commodities Exchange Co in August 2021 to enter into the gold business.
Shakib Al Hasan Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
- On 12 January 2015, Shakib became the first and only cricketer in history to be ranked the ‘No.1 all-rounder’ by ICC in its Player Rankings in all three formats of the game (Test, One Day International and T20 Internationals).
- Only all-rounder to 6000 runs and 300 wickets double across all formats in a single country (Bangladesh).
- Highest partnership record for any wicket for a Bangladeshi pair in ODIs, with Mahmadullah (224). (This is also the highest ever 5th wicket runs stand in the history of ICC Champions Trophy)
- Fastest and one of the fifth all-rounder to 3000 runs and 200 wickets double in Tests (54 matches).
- Fastest and one of the fifth all-rounder to 5000 runs and take 250 double in ODI (in 199 matches).
- Fastest and one of the third all-rounder to 4,000 runs and 300 wickets double in T20s (in 260 matches).
- Only all-rounder to have 100 wickets and 1,000 runs double in T20Is.
- Fastest player to 3000 runs and 200 wicket double in Tests.
- Fastest and one of fourth all-rounder to 6000 runs and 250 wickets double in ODIs (202 matches).
- Fastest, youngest and the only seventh cricketer to 4,000 runs and 200 wickets double in ODIs (in 156 matches).
- First spin bowler, and third player overall, to take more than 100 ODI wickets on a single ground (119 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium).
- Most wickets taken in Twenty20 cricket on a single ground (123 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur).
- In August 2021, he became the first cricketer to take 100 wickets and score 1,000 runs in T20Is.
- On 17 October 2021, in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, against Scotland, taking his 108th dismissal, he became the leading wicket-taker in T20Is, surpassing Lasith Malinga.
- On 24 October 2021, He become the leading wicket taker in T20 World Cups taking his 40th dismissal, he surpassed Shahid Afridi.
- In December 2021, in the 2nd test against Pakistan, he becomes the quickest allrounder, in terms of matches (59) to achieve the double of 4,000 runs and 200 wickets in test cricket.
|Shakib’s record as captain|
|Last updated on: 23 December 2018|
He was the standing captain in the first test against West Indies in 2009, when regular captain Mashrafe Mortaza left the field on the first day due injury. Bangladesh went on to win the test match which was the first away test win for Bangladesh. He also captained the team for the second test as well and leading the team to win the match and consequently winning the series, which was their first away test series win also. He was named Player of the series for his all-round performance.
He captained Bangladesh against West Indies in 2018–19, when Bangladesh defeated them 2–0, which was their second test series win against west Indies. He was named Player of the Series for his all-round performances. During his stint as test captain, Bangladesh won only these 3 tests out of 14 matches.
Shakib runs a charity organization named SAHF (Shakib Al Hasan Foundation) to carry on his philanthropic works since 2020. The foundation started a project named ‘Mission Save Bangladesh’ to help 2000 families in March 2020. In April 2020, Shakib auctioned his 2019 Cricket World Cup bat for COVID-19 relief.