Shakib Al Hasan was praised by Fatafati Shakib da Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for his impressive knock for Fortune Barishal in their match against Sylhet Strikers
Shakib lit up the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday, January 7.
When he scored 67 runs off 32 balls, hitting seven fours and four sixes.
After being put in to bat first, the left-handed batter reached his half-century in 26 balls and contributed to Barishal’s 194 runs for seven wickets.
In the 17th over of the innings, the Magura-born Shakib struck fast bowler Thisara Perera for 18 runs in four balls.
KKR thanked Shakib by posting a video clip from the BPL 2023 match on their Instagram handle following Shakib’s assault on the bowlers.
“Fatafati Shakib da” was written in the video’s caption by the Knight Riders.
However, Shakib’s innings was in vain as the Strikers defeated Barishal by six wickets.
With seven fours and one six, Towhid Hridoy scored 55 runs off 34 balls to win the Player of the Match award.
The Strikers chased down 195 with one over remaining after Hridoy’s knock.
Even though Shakib bowled four overs and was one of his team’s most cost-effective bowlers, with figures of 4-0-31-0, he was unable to make a breakthrough.
In the same match, Shakib got into a fight because the leg umpire didn’t give Rejaur Rahman Raja a wide.
Mushfiqur Rahim, the opposition wicketkeeper, intervened to remove Shakib after the all-rounder got into a heated argument with the umpire.
After initially failing to sell for INR 1.50 crore, KKR selected Shakib in the accelerated round of the auction at his base price.
Just a few days ago, Shakib asked questions about BPL’s management and quality.
He stated that if given the chance, he would resolve all BPL issues within two months.
The best all-rounder in the world believes that the officials’ indifference has prevented this franchise league from breaking many rules even after a decade.
Shakib’s desire to become BPL’s CEO caused a lot of buzz.
BPL Governing Council Chairman Sheikh Sohail urged Shakib to assume the role of chief executive in BPL in light of his statement.
“Shakib has expressed interest; I welcome Shakib first,” Sheikh Sohail stated.
He would like to lead BPL.
If he wants to come back next year to carry out his responsibilities, we will warmly welcome him to the Governing Council.
We appreciate his desire to assume the role of CEO. Next year, let him take over as CEO. Let him work at BPL and assist us.
Ghee was poured on a hot fire by Shakib. Shakib prefers the position of BCB president to that of BPL CEO.
Shakib stated, “Why CEO, it is better to be president,” in response to a query regarding the CEO.
On the BPL issue, Shakib and BCB are making statements and counter-statements.
In addition, BCB is responding to Shakib’s remarks.
Shakib also offered a counter-reply to BCB. It remains to be seen what BCB will say regarding Shakib’s presidential issue.