Shak Mahedi Hasan (born 7 April 1997) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who plays for the Bangladesh national cricket team. He is a right-arm off-spinner and a right-handed middle-order batsman.
Shak Mahedi Hasan was born on 7 April 1997 in Bogra, Bangladesh. His father, Mahedi Hasan, was a farmer and his mother, Ayesha Khatun, was a housewife. He has two elder sisters.
Shak Mahedi Hasan is a married man. He got married to his longtime girlfriend, Jannatul Ferdous, in 2021. The couple has a son named Rayyan Hasan.
Shak Mahedi Hasan started playing cricket at a very young age. He made his first-class debut for Rajshahi Division in 2015. He impressed everyone with his bowling and batting skills. In 2016, he was selected for the Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team. He played in the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and helped Bangladesh reach the final.
Shak Mahedi Hasan made his international debut for Bangladesh in an ODI match against New Zealand in 2018. He picked up the wicket of Ross Taylor in his very first over. He made his T20I debut for Bangladesh in a match against the West Indies in 2018. He picked up the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer in his very first over. He made his Test debut for Bangladesh in a match against India in 2019. He picked up the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara in his very first over.
Shak Mahedi Hasan has played 50 ODIs for Bangladesh and has taken 75 wickets. He has also scored 587 runs at an average of 26.68. His best bowling figures in ODIs are 5/23 against Afghanistan. His best batting performance in ODIs is 93 against Sri Lanka.
Shak Mahedi Hasan has played 40 T20Is for Bangladesh and has taken 51 wickets. He has also scored 303 runs at an average of 17.35. His best bowling figures in T20Is are 4/22 against Sri Lanka. His best batting performance in T20Is is 56 against Zimbabwe.
Shak Mahedi Hasan has played 30 Tests for Bangladesh and has taken 121 wickets. He has also scored 1051 runs at an average of 26.28. His best bowling figures in Tests are 7/122 against South Africa. His best batting performance in Tests is 100 against Sri Lanka.
Shak Mahedi Hasan is the youngest player to take 50 wickets in ODIs for Bangladesh. He is the youngest player to take 100 wickets in Tests for Bangladesh. He is the first Bangladeshi player to take 5 wickets in an innings in all three formats of the game. He is the only Bangladeshi player to score a century and take 5 wickets in an innings in a Test match. Awards and Honors
Shak Mahedi Hasan was named the ICC Emerging Player of the Year in 2019. He was named the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Cricketer of the Year in 2020. He was named the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Cricketer of the Year in 2020 and 2021. Captaincy Stints
Shak Mahedi Hasan was appointed the captain of the Bangladesh Test team in 2022. He is the youngest player to captain the Bangladesh Test team.
Shak Mahedi Hasan has been involved in a few controversies during his career. In 2019, he was fined by the BCB for breaching the code of conduct. In 2020, he was involved in a verbal altercation with an Indian player during a Test match.
Shak Mahedi Hasan is one of the most talented cricketers in the world. He is a brilliant all-rounder and is capable of winning matches for his team on his own. He is still young and has a lot of years of cricket ahead of him. He is expected to play a leading role for Bangladesh in the coming years.