Shakib Al Hasan has always been the pioneer of Bangladesh cricket. The southpaw has rescued the national team from numerous tough situations to take them home. Shakib's international records as an all-rounder are one of the best in modern day cricket. Read more - "Uss match ko finish karne ka maaza hi kuch aur tha.", MSD recalls his 2011 WC final memories on 10th anniversary
Currently, the all-rounder is in quarantine and on the last day of his quarantine, Shakib interacted with Kolkata Knight Riders fans through a question-answer session. During the session, Shakib revealed his three favorite cricketers and also talked about Gautam Gambhir as a skipper.
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When asked about his favorite cricketers (both retired and current), Shakib chose former Indian captain and 'The Wall' Rahul Dravid among the retired ones and current Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma among the current ones. With regards to all-rounders, which he himself is one of the best in modern times, Shakib chose Ravindra Jadeja as his favorite.
If Bangladesh doesn't win the 2023 World Cup, I will play the 2027 World Cup: Shakib
Speaking about the World Cups, Shakib disclosed that he will play the 2027 World Cup, if his national team fails to win the upcoming World Cup. Shakib has been sensational in ICC tournaments and especially his performance in the recent 2019 World Cup in England was phenomenal.
The sqashbuckling southpaw amassed 606 runs at an average of 86.57 including two centuries and five half-centuries.
Gambhir is a positive captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders when the franchise won IPL in 2012 and 2014 under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir. On being asked about Gambhir as a captain, Shakib said, "Gautam was a brilliant captain for the Kolkata team. He has done so much for the team. He has won two IPL trophies."
"He is such a positive and aggressive captain. I liked him throughout the time I played under him. And playing with Morgan will be exciting. Obviously, he has tremendously well-suited for England and I hope he will replicate the same performance as a team and individually for the Kolkata squad," he added.
Shakib's upcoming assignment is the 14th edition of Indian Premier League and he is set to represent his favorite franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. They will play their first match on April 11 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai.