Shakib al Hasan’s first proper hundred

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Shakib al Hasan - man of substance (predominantly water)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.


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  1. I’m sure Bangladesh could at least get him to bat twice. He can call himself Saqibul Hasan for the second innings to avoid confusion.

    I’m going to write to BCB and suggest this, I think.

  2. That’s a good idea Dave. Bangladesh wouldn’t need to find as many Shakib al Hasans if this one bats twice.

    Thing is I really believe Bangladesh have got talent, but it’s like only one or two can be Shakib al Hasan on any particular day, and sometimes it’s not even the turn of Shakib al Hasan himself.

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