It’s over two years since we tipped Shakib al Hasan for great things. It’s been a bit of wait, but he might be getting somewhere.
After 75 in his last innings, he’s now hit a hundred. It was against Pakistan as well. Without wishing to be too harsh on Canada, who Shakib’s first hundred was against, Pakistan aren’t rubbish – like, say, Canada are.
Bangladesh were 10-3 when Shakib arrived at the crease and fell to 109-8 via 16-4 and 84-7. He hit 108 and Mashrafe Mortaza batted like a grown-up for 38. Bangladesh still lost, obviously, but if they find a couple more Shakib al Hasans, things are going to start getting interesting.