Name: Shakib Al Hasan
Birth Day: 24 March 1987 (age 26)
Birth Place: Magura, Khulna Division, Bangladesh
Playing role: Allrounder
Batting style: Left-handed
Bowling style: Slow Left-arm Orthodox
Father: Mashrur Reza Kutil
Mother: Shirin Reza
Spouse: Umme Ahmed Shishir
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is Bangladeshi cricketer and ex captain of Bangladesh National Cricket Team. He made his One Day International debut in August, 2006 at the age of 19. He played his first Test in May, 2007. Shakib Al Hasan is considered as the best all rounder in the world, batting left-handed in the middle order and bowling slow left-arm orthodox. In 2009, Shakib Al Hasan became Bangladesh’s youngest captain and fifth youngest in the history of Test cricket, at the age of 22 years and 115 days. He captained Bangladesh in 47 ODIs, 9 Tests and 4 T20s.
Shakib Al Hasan’s father Khondoker Masroor Reza was a footballer, who played in Khulna Premier Division League. Shakib Al Hasan was a footballer in his childhood. Though, when grew older, he stared playing Cricket as well. Shakib Al Hasan got fame as a good cricketer in his area in a short period of time. He was often hired to play for different villages. In one of those matches, where he was hired to play, he impressed a local umpire, Saddam Hossain Gorky. Saddam Hossain Gorky arranged for him to practice with the Islampur Para Club, a team in the Magura Cricket League. It was a vital turn of his career, as before that his first choice was football. It was the beginning of his career as a professional cricketer and leaving the dream of becoming a footballer. Within few practice session with Islampur Para Club, Shakib Al Hasan was picked to play for the club. In his first match, he took a wicket in his first ball. After a year Shakib Al Hasan joined a BKSP (Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protishthan) talent scouting camp at Narail District. He was instantly spotted by coach Ashraful Islam Bappi, who helped him in getting admission in Class VIII at the BKSP.
Shakib Al Hasan was selected for Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team in 2005. His performance in Youth Level Cricket caught in eyes of National Selectors. In 2006, at the age of 19, Shakib Al Hasan was selected in the National Team’s squad to tour Zimbabwe in 2006. In that tour, he made his international debut in one day international cricket against Zimbabwe at Harare in August 2006 primarily as a bowler. In his first match he took 1 wicket for 39 runs and scored unbeaten 30 runs of 30 balls. Over time started concentrating on his batting, and became a specialist batsman. Shakib Al Hasan got his Test cap against India at Chittagong in May 2007. In the 2008 home Test series against New Zealand, his bowling talent was rediscovered and he was established as a genuine Allrounder. As he took 7 wicket for 37 runs in the first innings and scored 71 runs in the second innings of the first test match of the series. From there, he not only became the best Bangladeshi cricketer, but also the best allrounder in the world. On 22 January 2009 Shakib was ranked first amongst ODI all-rounders by the ICC. He was also named Wisden Cricketer’s Test Player of the Year in 2009.
In June 2009 Shakib was appointed vice-captain, under Mashrafe Mortaza’s captaincy. In July 2009, the first match as a captain for Masrafe Mortaza and vice captain for Shakib Al Hasan, Mortaza injured his knee and was unable to take to the field on the final day and Shakib took over as captain. In Mortaza’s absence through injury, Shakib led Bangladesh for the remainder of the tour. In the second test of the tour, Shakib Al Hasan became youngest captain to led Bangladesh and fifth youngest in the history of Test cricket. Shakib Al Hasan resigned the captaincy in July 2010 and Mashrafe Mortaza came back as a captain. In October 2010, Mashrafe Mortaza injured his ankle and was forced to leave the field in the first ODI of home series against New Zeland. After that Shakib Al Hasan took the charge again. Later, it was announced that Mashrafe Mortaza will be unavailable for the rest of the series. After that, BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) made Shakib Al Hasan as a full time captain. He was sacked from the leadership, after the Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh. Though, he is still considered as the best cricketer of Bangladesh untills date.
Domestically Shakib has represented Khulna Division in Bangladesh Cricket League since 2004. In the first BPL (Bangladesh Premier League), he led Khulna Royal Bengals. In the second season he captained Dhaka Gladiators. Apart from Bangladeshi Domestic League, he became the first Bangladeshi player to represent an English county in 2010, where he played for Worcestershire. In 2013 he is representing Leicestershire. Shakib Al Hasan also played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL (Indian Premier League). He was named as an international elite player for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League in 2013 and will represent Barbados Tridents.
Shakib Al Hasan was born to late Khondoker Masroor Reza and Shirin Reza, in the Keshobmor (Pashim Para) in the Mohakuma Sub-district of Magura District. One of Shakib Al Hasan’s cousins, Mehedi Hasan Ujjal went on to represent the Bangladesh national football team. Mashrur Reza Kutil was a footballer, who played in Khulna Premier Division League. Shakib married Umme Ahmed Shishir in 12th December 2012. Umme Ahmed Shishir is a Bangladeshi American student studying in Wisconsin, USA. Her family immigrated to the United States when Shishir was 10 years old.
Shakib Al Hasan’s primary education was started from Magura Numer 3 Government Primary School, where he studied till class 5. After that, he was transferred to Magura Model School. After passing the 7th grade, he was transferred to BKSP (Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protishthan), a government-run sports institute and school. From BKSP, he completed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC). Currently, he is studying in American International University of Bangladesh, Dhaka.