shakib al hasan
shakib al hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is one of the best cricketers given to the cricket world by Bangladesh. He comes from a cricketing nation that has not won a lot of remarkable cricket laurels, but under his leadership, they strive to perform better each Match. The 35-year-old has a good experience in international as well as domestic cricket. 

Shakib has had a good journey in the IPL. Over the years, he has played 71 IPL matches and 52 innings. He managed to bring up 793 runs for different IPL Franchises over the years and has put up some good numbers on the board.

He has previously played for two IPL franchises, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Despite batting low down the order, he has a career-best of 66 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League and has brought two half-centuries in the tournament. He has also taken 63 wickets with the ball in the tournament. 

Shakib Al Hasan, unfortunately, misses this season of the IPL due to a personal-engagements and International commitments. The Bangladesh cricket board already named him for the Test series. KKR misses him and their skipper Shreyas Iyer this season. Let’s go down memory lane to see the top 3 best performances of Shakib Al Hasan in the IPL –

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 15th Match of 2012 

Shakib Al Hasan

This match paved the way for Shakib’s career in the IPL. Under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir, Shakib took three wickets in the Match, the first of the in-form batsman Ajinkya Rahane in his first over and the second of Rahul Dravid in his second over.

After both of them, he dismissed Shreevats Goswami, who seemed set to score and put a huge number on the board with his bat. Shakib finished with 4-0-17-3 as his bowling stats for the match. While chasing, he played a vital knock of 16 runs off ten balls which helped KKR to win the match. For his impeccable performance, he received the Player of the Match Award. 

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Pune Warriors India, 70th Match of 2012

Shakib Al Hasan


KKR, the season champions of 2012, seemed to be struggling with the bat as they won the toss in this match. With quick upsetting wickets, Shakib walked to the field and quickly put up 42 runs on the board off 30 deliveries.

As KKR managed to put up a fighting total of 136, courtesy of Shakib’s batting, he put forward his foot to help with the ball as well. He picked up two wickets while giving away just 18 runs. The all-rounder finished with 4-0-18-2 as his bowling stats for the match. For his remarkable performance, he snaffled the Player of the Match Award. 

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 49th Match of 2014 

Shakib Al Hasan

With three men down in the first seven overs of the match, Gautam Gambhir and his destructive batting order were in trouble until Shakib walked to the crease to build a strong partnership with Robin Uthappa. The duo managed to bring up a 121 runs partnership stand on just 70 deliveries, where Shakib contributed 60 runs in the Partnership while playing 38 balls.

KKR managed to put up an unexpected score of 194 runs while inviting RCB to chase. Shakib contributed with the ball and played the desired role of an all-rounder for the team by conceding only 27 runs in his spell of 4 overs. 


Despite his incredible performances in the history of IPL, Shakib Al Hasan went unsold in the mega auction of 2022, as Sunrisers Hyderabad released him. He has again made himself available for the upcoming auction for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. We can anticipate the well-experienced all-rounder’s comeback in the upcoming season.