Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has received a huge honour as he has been named a member of the prestigious World Cricket Committee by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The left-hander announced the big news on his Facebook page.
The list of members of MCC includes some prestigious names like Mike Gatting (chairman), Ramiz Raja, Sourav Ganguly, Charlotte Edwards, Vintcent Van der Bijl, Jimmy Adams, Rod Marsh, Tim May, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Ian Bishop, Kumar Dharmasena and Suzie Bates.
Shakib was overjoyed with the huge honor and expressed his joy. “I truly feel humbled that you have chosen me to be a member of the Prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee. Thank you for bestowing me with such an honour,” he wrote in his Facebook post.
The 30-year-old has been a tremendous cricketer for Bangladesh for a number of years. He is hugely responsible for the country’s meteoric rise in the game of cricket. Being the No.1 all-rounder across all 3 formats is just a proof that he is amongst the best in the world currently.
Recently, Bangladesh had created history by defeating Australia in a Test match in Dhaka. It was the first time in the cricketing history that they were able to defeat the mighty Aussies in the longest format of the game. Shakib Al Hasan was the chief contributor in the victory with his half-century and the 10-wicket haul in the match.
Post the series against Australia, he decided to take a sabbatical and is currently on a 6-month long break from Test cricket. The team is playing in South Africa in his absence and lost the first Test by a huge margin of 333 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Co. are dearly missing the services of the best player that the country has ever produced.