Shakib Al Hasan (Bengali: সাকিব আল হাসান; born 24 March 1987) is a Bangladeshi international cricketer who has played all three formats of the game. Internationally, Shakib has been recognised as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. He was ranked as one of the world's most famous athletes by ESPN WORLD FAME 100 in 2019.
Shakib was born in Magura, Khulna, Bangladesh to Khondoker Masroor Reza and Shirin Reza. He has a sister and grew up in a cricket-loving family. He started playing cricket at the age of seven and soon joined a local club.
Shakib married Umme Ahmed Shishir, a software engineer, in 2012. They have two daughters named Alayna Hasan Aubrey and Errum Hasan. Shakib is a devout Muslim and follows Islamic practices. He is also fond of travelling, playing golf and football.
Shakib attended Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Pratisthan, a sports institute, where he received formal training and coaching. He later enrolled in American International University-Bangladesh and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. He made his domestic debut for Khulna Division in 2004 and soon became a regular member of the team. He also played for various teams in different T20 leagues around the world, such as Kolkata Knight Riders, Barbados Tridents, Jamaica Tallawahs, Dhaka Dynamites, Peshawar Zalmi, and Galle Titans.
Shakib made his international debut for Bangladesh in 2006 against Zimbabwe in an ODI match. He impressed with his batting and bowling skills and became a vital part of the team. He made his Test debut in 2007 against India in Chittagong and his T20I debut in the same year against Zimbabwe in Khulna.
Shakib has scored over 7,000 runs and taken more than 300 wickets in ODIs. He is the fastest and only player in history to achieve the double of 5,000 runs and 250 wickets in ODIs. He has also captained the team on several occasions and led them to many memorable victories, such as their first-ever win over England in the 2011 World Cup and their first-ever semi-final appearance in the 2017 Champions Trophy.
Shakib has scored over 2,000 runs and taken more than 100 wickets in T20Is. He is one of the most successful all-rounders in this format. He has also been named in the ICC T20I Team of the Year once. He has played in six T20 World Cups and helped Bangladesh reach the Super 10 stage twice.
Shakib has scored over 4,000 runs and taken more than 200 wickets in Tests. He is one of the few players to have scored five centuries and taken five-wicket hauls in both innings of a Test match. He has also been named in the ICC Test Team of the Year four times. He has played in four Test World Championships and helped Bangladesh achieve their first-ever Test win over England in 2016 and their first-ever Test win over Australia in 2017.
Shakib holds several records and achievements in international cricket. Some of them are:
Shakib has been honoured with many awards and accolades for his outstanding performances. Some of them are:
Shakib has been appointed as the captain of Bangladesh in all three formats at different times. He first became the ODI captain in 2009 and led the team to their first-ever bilateral series win over West Indies. He later became the Test and T20I captain in 2017 and led the team to their first-ever Test wins over England and Australia . He resigned from captaincy in 2019 after a poor performance in the World Cup. He was reinstated as the T20I captain in 2021 and led the team to their first-ever T20I series win over New Zealand.
Shakib has been involved in some controversies during his career. Some of them are: