Shakib Al Hasan is effing magic

Not top hats and rabbits magic – the good kind.

Shakib Al Hasan took 1-24 against Zimbabwe today. Then he hit 105 not out off 69 balls by way of an encore. Almost imperceptibly, he’s becoming a top all-rounder and Bangladesh’s first superstar.

He was even named Test player of the year by The Wisden Cricketer this month, which is quite an accolade. It says something that the article starts “Who is Shakib Al Hasan?” even though it’s a full three-and-a-half years since we said he was mint.

Three-and-a-half years!

We’re pretty certain that we can justifiably claim to be ahead of the curve on this one, which makes up for mobile phones and Seinfeld – both of which we were about eight years late on.

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5 Appeals

  1. Ahh, cricinfo’s airtight legal warnings about image theft. That takes me back…

  2. If anyone needs a reason why Bangladesh should be persevered with in Test cricket, Shakib-al-Hasan is it.

  3. New age Bangla rocket this lad…..enjoys his game unlike Ashraful.

  4. One day Shakib will take over the world.

  5. King Cricket's Mum

    October 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    KC … and 5 years late on driving.

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