‘A century and five-wicket haul in the same match’ – KKR’s Shakib Al Hasan opens up on his targets and plenty of extra going into IPL 2021

‘A century and five-wicket haul in the same match’ – KKR’s Shakib Al Hasan opens up on his targets and plenty of extra going into IPL 2021

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In 63 IPL matches, Shakib has scored 746 runs and picked up 59 wickets.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/GettyImages)

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is all set to make his return within the Indian Premier League (IPL). After lacking out from the 2020 version attributable to his suspension interval, the 34-year-old can be turning out for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the upcoming version. The veteran, just lately, ended his quarantine interval and is ready to affix the workforce for motion on the sphere of play.

During his quarantine, he opened up on a lot of features relating to the IPL

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. When requested in regards to the report he wish to break within the cash-rich match, the all-rounder replied with “a century and five-wicket haul in the same match.” Back in 2014, Shakib was part of the Knights’ title-winning marketing campaign below the management of former batsman Gautam Gambhir.

In that season, Shakib notched 227 runs and picked up 11 wickets. Seven years down the road, Shakib reckons the 2014 season as his greatest within the T20 championship. KKR gained in 2014, beating Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), now Punjab Kings (PBKS), within the remaining on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Shakib put forth his solutions throughout ESPNcricinfo’s chat phase IPL 10s.

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Shakib Al Hasan needs to take up the problem in opposition to Mumbai Indians

He wished to face Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) Jofra Archer, who has turn out to be unsure for the match attributable to his hand damage. Shakib, however, is wanting ahead to dealing with his KKR teammate, Pat Cummins within the nets. In 2014, Shakib and Cummins have been a part of the Knights.

Shakib can also be wanting ahead to dealing with Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma. MI are the five-time winners of the IPL and they’re the defending champions as properly. In 2020, they beat Delhi Capitals (DC) within the remaining to win their fifth title in eight seasons. The Knights are set to face the Mumbai workforce on April 13 on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Apart from KKR, Shakib additionally represented the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In the 2021 public sale, the Knights shelled out INR 3.2 crores for the veteran all-rounder. KKR’s opening recreation is in opposition to SRH on April 11. In 63 IPL matches, Shakib has scored 746 runs and picked up 59 wickets.

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