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Shakib turns 15 in international cricket

ABU TALHA SARKER, Dhaka
Shakib turns 15 in international cricket
File photo: Shakib Al Hasan

Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has set his footstep on a checkered career of 15 years in international cricket.

On this day (August 6) in 2006, Shakib embarked on his international career with One Day International (ODI), when he was picked for the Zimbabwe tour along with wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim.

Both were hailing from the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP), from where they started their journey in cricket and still dominated it with their sheer performance and cricketing brilliance.

Bangladesh went to Zimbabwe to play a five-match ODI series, where Bangladesh fielded Shakib in the last match that marked the iconic cricketer’s international debut.

Even though Shakib did not make any stunning performance, he gave a strong message to the global cricket audience with his 49-ball 31-run innings that anchored them to the winning streak.

Shakib, however, did not take more time to prove himself. The mercurial all-rounder turned an important cog of Bangladesh build-up across the formats with the passage of time.

Within just a three-year span, he created a buzz when he stepped into the top ODI rankings as an all-rounder. Shakib, thereby, slammed a rare record in world cricket when he topped all-rounder positions across Test and T20 formats beside ODI cricket.

With the help of the young crop of Shakib, Mushfiq, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyad and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza - the senior most players, adorably dubbed as ‘Fabulous Five’ - Bangladesh basically started lifting towards a new height.

Shakib, meanwhile, made his name synonymous with Bangladesh with his accolades, performances, records and dedications to cricket that helped him make a fanbase who supported him at good and bad times of his career.

His brilliance as one of the best all-rounders in the world again came to the fore in the 2019 World Cup in England, where he scored the highest 606 runs in just eight matches alongside taking 11 wickets, including a five-wicket haul, at the group stage. Overall, it was the third highest run-getter in the cricketing extravaganza.

Shakib’s florid career is, however, decorated with a large number of individual and joint records, most of them coming as an all-rounder.

He is the first Tigers’ bowler to have taken 5 wickets in a match against all Test playing nations and the fourth bowler in the World to achieve such a feat after Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath.

Shakib is also the first Bangladeshi player to have scored 1000 runs in World Cups and the only player in the world to have scored 400 runs and taken 10 wickets in the same World Cup.

In the 2019 World Cup, Shakib joined Sachin Tendulkar in the elite list of scoring the most half centuries in a single World Cup with 7 half centuries.

He is the fastest all-rounder to have scored a double of 10,000 runs and taken 500 wickets in international cricket. Recently, he was declared as the Wisden Test Player of the Year in 2019.

Over the course of last 14 years, Shakib’s career was full of action with many highs as well as a few lows. He was banned by world cricket’s governing body ICC for two years, including a suspended year, for not reporting about the approaches of bookie on different occasions in 2018.

So far, Shakib has played 56 Tests, 206 ODIs and 76 T20Is. His numbers are as follows: 3862 runs and 210 wickets in Tests, 6323 runs and 260 wickets in ODIs, 1567 runs and 92 wickets in T20Is.

NS

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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