DHAKA: Shakib Al Hasan, the No. 1 Test and ODI all-rounder had been in tremendous form in the just-concluded Indian Premier league (IPL)-2012.
His contribution helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) become the new Champions of IPL defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by five wickets.
Some other heroes who made this possible are Manvinder Singh Bisla, the legendary Jacques Kallis and Manoj Tiwary.
As soon as the victory was clinched over Chennai, Shakib Al Hasan was lifted up by his team-mates at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai for his outstanding contribution throughout the matches Kolkata played.
During the bating session of CSK, Shakib Al Hasan took an outstanding diving catch at deep square leg brought about his downfall that brings a breakthrough for KKR.
Besides, he checked run while bowling for last over and took a wicket also.
With KKR needing 16 runs off 7 balls, Shakib al-Hasan got a life as no-ball called by umpire for being above waist height and the batsmen run 2.
Number-1 all-rounder Shakib hit a boundary off the next ball and it was down to nine off the last over.
Shakib Al Hasan said, “I don’t think we will be able to sleep tonight. I think Shah Rukh has gone mad. I don’t know what he is doing.”
Later Shah Rukh Khan said, “I want to thank Gautam and my boys.”
Kolkata Knight Riders, the most consistent team so far in IPL 2012, faced the toughest challenge yet against the two-time champions, who have peaked at just the right time.
BDST: 1436 HRS, MAY 28, 2012
Edited by:Rubaiat Saky, Newsroom Editor
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