Our cricketing all rounder Shakib Al Hassan has been ranked number one by ICC this season for his outstanding performance with the ball and bat recently. It is such scintillating news for the cricketers along with the viewers or cricket lovers in the country that they, in their cricketing slumber caused by the inconsistent performances of the team over the past years, will have hope rekindled, spirit rejuvenated and dream once again revived in them. They can now think yes, they too can! Shakib has scaled the coveted position leaving quite a good bunch of stalwarts like Andrew Flintof, Jacob Oram and some many from the world cricket behind. Consistency, however, the vital force in almost all the games, in our cricket namely, was going missing in almost all the players of the team except a few-- Mashrafi Bin Murtaza and Shakib, to mention the vital two!
The Bangladesh team has recently won ODI series over Zimbabwe at home; fought consistently against Sri Lanka, with the spirit in the young tigers boiling to excel an unwavering temperament that leads players to the desired heights.
Shakib, before the press, expressed his joy in a very humble way. He appeared to be happy and serious about his consistency than the others, saying that his performance would encourage others to perform well and thus the team will triumph all the way. This very positive and clear mindset in the young but mature cricketer shows us a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel. Shakib Al Hassan will remain an icon for the upcoming players.
We were happy noticing the reward for him and others by the BCCB in the form of money. It will surely help motivate the whole team in the future!