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Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan reacts after the dismissal of Zimbabwean batsman Hamilton Masakadza during the fifth day of the second cricket Test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on November 7, 2014. Photo: AFP/

Shakib just may be the world’s best cricketer

If his Wikipedia profile is anything to go by, Shakib Al Hasan is not only the best cricketer in the world right now but potentially the greatest of all time.
“Shakib Al Hasan (born 24 March 1987) is a Bangladeshi international cricketer and statistically the most successful player in the Cricket World’s history,” the page reads.
That’s obviously way off, with Don Bradman and Jacques Kallis among a host of legends with a more legitimate claim to that tag.
But there is an explanation for the Wiki profile writer’s excitement. In the latest International Cricket Council rankings, released this week, the talented left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner became the first player in history to become the No. 1 all-rounder in all three formats of the game.
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara is ranked the best Test batsman in the world right now, South African AB de Villiers the best one-day batsman and Indian fireband Virat Kohli the best in Twenty20.
South African paceman Dale Steyn is considered the top bowler in Tests, West Indies’ Sunil Narine is the highest ranked one-day bowler and his countryman Samuel Badree the best in Twenty20.
But the only man to lead all three formats in his field — and indeed in batting and bowling combined — is Shakib Al Hasan, which is quite a feat and a considerable claim to being the best cricketer in the world at the moment, writes Australian News.com.au.

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