Bangladesh veteran Shakib Al Hasan reestablished his status as the world’s greatest all-rounder after he had a splendid campaign with both bat and ball. The 32-year-old was promoted to the no.3 slot to shoulder the responsibility of Bangladesh’s young side and he certainly delivered in the grandest manners, accumulating 606 runs at an astonishing average of 86.57.
This impeccable consistency was a hallmark of Shakib’s exploits in the spin department as well as he scalped 11 wickets throughout the World Cup. Clearly the most valuable all-round player of the tournament, Shakib mentioned he had a feeling of prolific success right from the start.
“From the first match, I had a feeling that something good will happen (this time). I scored well in all opening matches in the previous World Cups but I could not continue doing that,” Shakib said, reflecting on his stellar tournament.
Meanwhile, Shakib expressed disappointment for not being able to get his side to more wins in the World Cup after Bangladesh were knocked out in the first round.