DKODING The Bangladeshi All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan
Considered as the best cricketer to have ever played for Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest all-rounders in the world. He holds the record for being ranked first as an all-rounder for 10 years and is still in the highest current rankings in all three formats of the game.
Shakib has begun the World Cup with a bang. The 32-year-old had begun training for this three weeks before the tournament began.
His batting turnaround had begun in January 2018 when after much effort he got to bat at his preferred position and the results were remarkable.
I had to convince a lot of people to bat at number 3.
Left out in IPL
He was left out by his IPL side for four weeks this summer, and he used his time well.
- Changed food habits.
- Lost Excess Flab.
- Began a strict fitness regimen.
I am doing my best at the nets working really hard on my skills also in my fitness. I have been working on keeping the World Cup in mind that what will be the condition and what type of bowlers I am going to face.Shakib Al Hasan said during a chat session
Shakib’s mentor on him
I think he knows he is playing very well and he knows the condition also because he has played couple of years in UK so that’s why he knows his game.Mohammed Salahuddin (Shakib’s mentor)
Till now in World Cup 2019
Shakib Al Hasan took least matches for ODI double
Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib reached 6,000-run mark in the ODIs during this tie. He took 190 innings to reach the landmark, while he took 199 matches to claim 250 wickets.
Overall, he has taken 202 ODIs to reach both the landmarks, which is the least, as he goes past Shahid Afridi’s record of 294 ODIs.
Shakib fourth batsman to score four consecutive World Cup half-centuries
Shakib scripted another record when he became the fourth batsman to score four consecutive half-centuries in the World Cup, in the opening four innings. He now shares the record with Navjot Sidhu (1987), Sachin Tendulkar (1996) and Graeme Smith (2007).
Shakib scripts a couple of records with a century
Shakib is now the fourth Bangladeshi batsman to score consecutive ODI centuries after Shahriar (2006), Mahmudullah (2015) and Tamim Iqbal (2015).
Also with the ton, he became the batsman to score most runs for Bangladesh in a single edition of the World Cup.
In the league matches itself, Shakib has gone past Mahmudullah’s 365-run mark in 2015.
Playing in his fourth World Cup how far will he take Bangladesh?