Shakib Al Hasan Man of the Match
Photo: The Indian Express

Being really fortunate, Shakib Al Hasan managed to secure the top 2 positions for Fortune Barishal. Moreover, he managed to place a new record in his BPL career.

On Friday last (February 11) Minister Dhaka was defeated by Fortune Barishal. By defeating Dhaka, Barishalhas reached the second position on the list and ensure their first qualifying match with Comilla Victorians.

It is the 8th season of the Bangladesh Premier League running. In this season Shakib Al Hasan set a new record.

Shakib Al Hasan, captain of team Fortune Barishal won 5 straight players of the match awards and is considered the very first player in the T20 format. Shakib set this record on the match played against team Dhaka.

Team Barishal has been so much confident with their previous match and is now excited and hoping to win the next match with Comilla which is on 14th February.

Shakib has set a rare record in T20 cricket. The world’s best all-rounder has won the Man of the Match award in 5 consecutive matches. The all-rounder became the first cricketer to win the Man of the Match award in five consecutive matches in the boys’ recognized T20 format. In their last match in the group stage of the BPL, Shakib became the best of the match in Fortune Barisal’s victory against Minister Dhaka.

Shakib’s Fortune Barisal elected to bat on Friday (February 11) in the second match of the day against Dhaka to set a target of 129 runs. Dhaka lost to Fortune Barisal by 8 wickets in their last match and was almost knocked out of the tournament. The fate of their playoffs hangs on the victory of Comilla and Sylhet.

Shakib Al Hasan’s misfortune turns into most fortunate player:

Shakib’s journey in this season was not so smooth in the beginning. He tried hard and at last managed to shine with a rare record. In the boys’ recognized T20 series, five had the record of being the best of the match in four consecutive matches. They are Marcus Trescothick, Charles Langevelt, Shane Watson, David Warner, and Dinesh Nakrani. Shakib outsmarted all of them. Shakib has now taken himself to a height where there is no one near him. He is now the king of Shakib’s kingdom. He already had the record for being a man of the match for the most number of times in the BPL, this time taking it to 14. Mahmudullah, who is in two, has been the best of the match nine times.

The Tiger all-rounder himself handily demolished Dhaka with whirlwind innings of 51in 29 balls. Sakib was adjudged the best of the match by taking one wicket at the cost of 21 runs with the ball. Shakib has been the best in 5 consecutive matches. No one else could do this feat in T20.

Shakib has been consistent in bowling since the beginning of the BPL. However, he did not see that many runs in the first four matches. He was out for 13, 23, 1, and 9. In the Chittagong leg, he scored 41 off 27 balls against Khulna Tigers on four, Sakib’s bat has been smiling ever since. His performance in the last five matches was 41 runs and 2 for 10, 3 for 50 and 23, 2 for 50 and 20, 2 for 38 and 23, and 1 for 51 and 1 for 21 not out.

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