Shakib Al Hasan, after his outstanding performance against Pakistan in Mirpur, is now the No. 1 Test allrounder in the world as per the latest ICC rankings. Shakib ended Jacques Kallis long stay at the top. Kallis was the No. 1 allrounder for 3696 days.
The performance against Pakistan, where he became the first Bangladesh player to score a hundred and take five wickets in an innings during a Test, with a score of 144 and stats of 6 for 82 won him the Man-of-the-Match award. It was Shakib’s second century in tests. His average is 34.68 with the bat and 31.36 with the ball and has taken 96 Test wickets, needing only 4 more to reach 100.
On receiving the news, Shakib was elated but stressed that he would have loved if the team did better. This is one man who never stops pushing himself towards perfection.