Shakib Al Hasan, the star all-rounder from Bangladesh has got a new franchise for IPL 2021. He didn’t feature in the previous edition as he was banned by ICC for any year for not reporting the corrupt approaches. However, now, he is all set to mark his comeback in one of the most exciting T20 leagues in the world. The left-handed all-rounder is regarded as one of the best of the best in the business in modern-day cricket.
Shakib Al Hasan is one of the best all-rounder ever produced by Bangladesh in their overall cricket history. He has reaped success on every level of the game and Shakib Al Hasan is looked down on as one of the utility players for any side.
Shakib Al Hasan Bags Million Dollar Deal In IPL 2021 Auction
Having him in the side, teams get the liberty of playing a proper batsman, who is a world-class experienced spinner. He recently returned to the national side after his ban ended earlier. Meanwhile, he has given brilliant performances with the bat and ball. There were doubts if he could directly match the level of international games as he was away from the gentlemen’s sports for about one year. But, he has given standout performances with the ball and bat playing for Bangladesh.
He was expected to be one of the highlights of the IPL 2021 auction and the same happened when his name was taken by the auctioneer. He has donned jerseys for different franchises in IPL like Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad.
For Shakib Al Hasan, Kolkata Knight Riders made the first bid. But, Punjab Kings were quick to react and got into a bidding war with the former IPL champions. It was expected that the other teams will come all-guns-blazing for the Bangladesh all-rounder. But, that was not the case as KKR managed to rope the services of the veteran player at a key price of INR 3.25 Crores.