Coming from a small hometown of Khulna in cricket fanatic nation Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan added a new feat in his career while being named in the list of “Best Twenty Cricketers of 2016”, announced by Lord’s Cricket Association on Tuesday.
Shakib remarked that international Twenty20 cricket is a tough challenge for current crop of the cricketers but he eventually backs himself to rise among the ranks in shortest format of the game.
“Being an all-rounder in T20 cricket is always challenging, but I love this kind of challenge,” Shakib was quoted as saying by bdnews24.com
Through the video capsule, the Lord’s cricket authority had hailed the performances and achievements of best 20 International cricketers through social stream.
? ICYMI, a @BCBtigers star kicks-off the Lords' Top 20 Players of 2016 list…
Number 19 coming up tomorrow! ? pic.twitter.com/z3JXFTmL2L
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) December 5, 2016
On English soil, Shakib, who became the first Bangladeshi player to feature in the Caribbean Premiere League, aimed big before becoming the number one all-rounder.
The video shows some of his featured records which include his batting and bowling performances.
“The number one ODI all-rounder in ICC ranking, one of the three cricketers who scored a century and captured 10 wickets in a Test, the youngest cricketer to take 200 wicket and score 4000 runs in ODI cricket,” it says.
Shakib, who is known for lower-order pyrotechnics, has been listed at 20th position in the Lord’s honorary list.
The premier all-rounder for Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan has become the talk of the town while achieving various milestones during his international career with both bat and ball.
Leading Bangladesh from the front, the 29-year-old also became the first cricketer in history to be named as the No.1 all-rounder by International Cricket Council (ICC) across all three formats.