Shakib Al Hasan’s glories on the field are pretty common knowledge for the avid Bangladeshi cricket fans and casual followers alike.
But what is he like away from the global spotlight and the pressure-cooker situation of international cricket? What kind of power does he wield in his own home with his beloved wife and three-year-old daughter? Or how big a foodie is he?
In an uncharacteristically frank conversation with The Daily Star’s Mazhar Uddin at his residence today, Shakib answered many of those questions and more.