Bangladesh’s greatest player ever Shakib Al Hasan turned 34 on Wednesday. He was born on March 24, 1987, in the Magura district. Shakib got admitted to Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Pratisthan after completing his secondary school certificate as he was proficient in cricket since boyhood. He made his debut in the National League for the Khulna Division Cricket Team at the age of only 17. Shakib Al Hasan made his international debut against Zimbabwe in 2006 after representing the Bangladesh Under-19 team. Then the rest is history! In this article, we will look at 34 achievements to celebrate the number-1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s birthday.
Shakib Al Hasan’s some notable achievements
01) Shakib Al Hasan’s international stats
In international cricket, Shakib Al Hasan scored 11,933 runs and took 568 wickets for Bangladesh.
02) 600 runs at a world cup tournament
Shakib is the first all-rounder in World Cup history to score over 600 runs in a single tournament. He set this unique record in the 2019 World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden, Rohit Sharma, and David Warner have also scored more than 600 runs in a single World Cup.
03) 600 runs and 10 wickets at a world cup tournament
Shakib has the honor of being the first cricketer to score over 600 runs and take over 10 wickets in a single World Cup tournament. He set this record in the 2019 World Cup. He scored 606 runs and took 11 wickets in 8 innings.
04) 1000 runs and 30 wickets in the world cup
Shakib Al Hasan is the first and only cricketer to score 1,000 runs and take 30 wickets in the World Cup’s history.
05) First Bangladeshi to score 1,000 world cup runs
Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladeshi to score 1000 runs in the World Cup tournament by taking part in a total of four World Cups from 2007 to 2019.
Shakib’s Batting Bowling Stats
Shakib Al Hasan in action during 2019 ICC cricket world cup
06) Five wickets and 50+ runs in a world cup match
Shakib is the only cricketer after Yuvraj Singh to have taken five wickets and scored fifty or more runs in a World Cup match.
07) First Bangladeshi to take a fifer in the world cup
Shakib Al Hasan made history by being the first Bangladeshi cricketer to take five wickets in a World Cup match.
08) Five wickets and a century in a world cup tournament
Shakib Al Hasan is only the third cricketer in history to score a century and take a fifer in a world cup event.
09) Most man of the match awards by Bangladeshi in the world cup
Shakib Al Hasan is the only Bangladeshi cricketer to win three Player of the Match awards in the world cup.
10) Scalps five wickets in a match as captain
Shakib Al Hasan is the first captain in T20 cricket history to take five wickets in a single match. Shakib accomplished this feat against the Windies in 2018.
11) ESPN’s 100 most popular sports personality in 2019
Along with Mashrafe and Mushfiqur, Shakib Al Hasan was named to the list of 100 most famous athletes in the world in 2019 by ESPN. Shakib was ranked 90th.
12) First Bangladeshi to take 500 international wickets
Shakib Al Hasan is the first Bangladeshi to take more than 500 wickets in the international arena.
13) Most fifer for Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan holds the record for most five-wicket hauls for Bangladesh in international cricket, with 21.
14) 500 wickets and 10,000 international runs
Shakib is only the third cricketer after Shahid Afridi and Jacques Kallis to take 500 wickets and 10,000 runs in the international arena.
15) Best all-rounder in the last decade
Shakib Al Hasan was the best all-rounder in the world from 2010 to 2019. Shakib scored the most runs (8,861) and took the most wickets (418) among the all-rounders during this time.
16) Most Wickets in Tests
Shakib Al Hasan is Bangladesh’s leading wicket-taker in Tests (210).
17) Highest Test scorer away from home
Among the Bangladeshi, Shakib Al Hasan scored the only double century (217) in Tests on foreign soil in 2017 against New Zealand.
18) Most runs in a tournament/series
Shakib Al Hasan scored the most runs (608) for Bangladesh in a tournament/series. This achievement came in the 2019 World Cup.
19) Most four wickets haul in ODI format
Shakib Al Hasan has taken the highest number of (11) four-wicket hauls in ODI format among Bangladeshi players.
20) Best partnership in ODI format (overseas)
Shakib Al Hasan formed a 224-run partnership with Mahmudullah Riyad during a match against New Zealand in the 2017 Champions trophy, which Is Bangladesh’s best partnership on foreign soil.
Shakib best career achievements
224 runs stand between Shakib and Mahmudullah against New Zealand
21) Best partnership in the world cup
Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan’s unbeaten 189* run stand against the Windies in the 2019 World Cup is Bangladesh’s best partnership in the tournament history.
22) Most fifties in T20 format
Shakib Al Hasan has the most half-centuries (9) in T20 format among Bangladeshis.
23) Most wickets in the T20 format
Shakib has taken the most number of 92 wickets among Bangladeshis in T20 format.
24) Most four wickets haul in T20i format
Shakib Al Hasan has taken the highest number of (4) four-wicket hauls in T20I among Bangladeshi players.
25) Best partnership in T20I (overseas)
Shakib Al Hasan formed 118 runs partnership with Shamsur Rahman during a match against Zimbabwe in 2013, which Is Bangladesh’s best partnership on foreign soil.
26) 3,000 runs and 200 wickets in Tests
Shakib Al Hasan is the only Bangladeshi to score 3,000 Test runs and take 200 Test wickets.
27) Most five wickets haul in Tests
Shakib Al Hasan has taken the highest number of (18) five-wicket hauls in the Test among Bangladeshi players.
28) Highest partnership in Test
In 2017, Shakib and Mushfiqur put on 359 runs together in the fifth wicket against New Zealand in Wellington, which is the best partnership in the Test format for Bangladesh.
29) 6,000 runs and 300 wickets in a single country
Shakib Al Hasan holds the record for being the only cricketer to score 6,000 runs and take 300 international wickets in a single country (Bangladesh).
30) 10 wickets and a century in a Test match
After Ian Botham and Imran Khan, Shakib Al Hasan is the third cricketer to take 10 wickets and score a century in a Test match. He set the record against Zimbabwe in 2014.
31) Top wicket-takers in T20 format
Shakib Al Hasan is the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the T20 format with 360 wickets.
32) Most ODI wickets in a single ground
Shakib Al Hasan is the highest wicket-taker at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur with 119 wickets in ODI format and the second-highest wicket-taker in any ground after Wasim Akram (122).
33) Top five wicket-takers in T20I
Shakib Al Hasan is in the top five with 92 wickets in six international T20 matches.
34) No.1 all-rounder in all three formats
Shakib Al Hasan is the only cricketer to be the No. 1 all-rounder in all three formats at the same time. He achieved that feat on 12 January 2015.
Shakib means record. He has a good understanding of how to beat an opponent on the field. In the world Cup 2019, the whole cricketing world has seen a new Shakib. This veteran cricketer has proven his worth in that record-breaking tournament. If Shakib Al Hasan continues to play for Bangladesh for a few more years, he will have a lot of records to celebrate.
Source: United News of Bangladesh