Shakib Al Hasan Bio

Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi cricketer who is well-known for his versatility on the field. He was the first player to occupy the top spot in the ICC Rankings for all-rounders in all three formats of the game in 2015.

Shakib Al Hasan was born on March 24, 1987, in Bangladesh’s Magura District. He bats with his left hand and bowls with his left shoulder. He is a fast fielder who contributes to his team as an all-rounder.


Shakib Al Hasan’s career is riddled with history, the bulk of which he won as an all-rounder. In the ICC Champions Trophy, he holds the record for the highest fifth wicket partnership (225 runs with Mahmudullah). This partnership also helped the pair become Bangladesh’s top batting partnership in One Day Internationals.

Shakib Al Hasan is also the first Bangladeshi bowler to take five wickets in a Test match against any country that plays the game. After Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Rangana Herath, he is the fourth bowler in the world to accomplish this feat. Shakib Al Hasan has also taken 76 wickets in T20I matches at the Shere Bangla Stadium, which is a record for most wickets taken at a single venue.

Shakib Al Hasan is the first spin bowler in One Day International history to take more than 100 wickets at a single venue (112 at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium). He is also the first Bangladeshi cricketer to take a five-wicket haul in all three formats of the game (eighth in the world).

Shakib Al Hasan also holds the record for most runs scored on a single ground and most wickets taken on the same ground. At the Sher e Bangla Stadium in Dhaka, he has scored 4133 runs and taken 201 wickets in all three formats.

Shakib Al Hasan is the first player in the world to score 400 runs and take 100 wickets in the same World Cup. He is also the second cricketer, after Yuvraj Singh, to score a fifty and take five wickets in the same World Cup match.

Shakib Al Hasan joined Sachin Tendulkar in the elite list of cricketers who have scored the most half centuries in a single World Cup match, with 7 half centuries.

Shakib Al Hasan is the first all-rounder in international cricket history to score 10,000 runs and take 500 wickets. Shakib is also the seventh batsman in Test history to score a double century and a duck in the same match. Shakib also joins a small number of cricketers who have both scored a century and taken a ten-wicket haul in the same Test match — just the third player in the world to do so.

Shakib Al Hasan is also the top wicket-taker for Bangladesh in both Test and T20I cricket. He is also the first captain to take five wickets in T20I matches, the most by any captain to date.

Awards and Accolades

In 2009, Shakib Al Hasan was named Wisden Cricket World Test Player of the Year. He has the most Player of the Series awards of any Bangladeshi player, with thirteen. He has also won 21 Player of the Series awards in One Day Internationals and 5 in Twenty20 Internationals.


Shakib Al Hasan is one of Bangladesh’s finest players, with a distinguished career that includes centuries, half centuries, double centuries, five wicket and ten wicket hauls in various forms of the game.

Domestic Career

Shakib began his professional cricket career in 2004 when he was chosen to play for Khulna in Bangladesh’s National Domestic League. On January 1, 2005, he made his First Class debut for the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI against Zimbabwe in Chittagong. Shakib has scored 5777 runs in 92 First-Class matches, including 8 centuries and 34 half-centuries. He also has 310 wickets to his name, including 23 5-wicket hauls and two 10-wicket hauls.

International Career

On May 18, 2007, Shakib Al Hasan played his first Test match against India in Chittagong, which ended in a draw. In the match, he only scored 27 runs. He has, however, played 56 Test matches for Bangladesh, scoring 3862 runs at an average of 39.40 per innings since 2007.

In comparison, he has 5 centuries and 24 half centuries to his credit, with a highest score of 217 runs. He already has 210 wickets to his credit, including 18 5-wicket and 2 10-wicket hauls. In an innings, he averages 7/36 and in a series, he averages 10/124.

Shakib Al Hasan made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe in Harare on August 6, 2006. Bangladesh won the match by 8 wickets, with Shakib taking one wicket and making 30 runs. He has featured in 214 matches and scored 6323 runs, with a highest score of 134.

His batting average is 37.86 per innings, and he has 9 centuries and 47 half-centuries to his credit. Shakib has also taken 260 wickets in 206 games, with a best bowling figure of 5/29.

Shakib made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe on November 28, 2006 in Khulna, where he scored 26 runs and took one wicket as Bangladesh won by 43 runs. He has a record of 1567 runs and 92 wickets in 76 T20I matches.


Shakib Al Hasan is married to a Bangladeshi American woman named Umme Ahmed Shishir and has a Green Card, which allows him to live and work in the United States. Shakib Al Hasan is the son of Khondokar Masroor Reza, a footballer, and Shirin Reza, a housewife. Alayna Hasan Aubrey is Shakib’s daughter.

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