“It is important to be positive, regardless of how good or bad your day has been, on or off the pitch. That will allow you to identify areas where you need to improve as a player and as person,”

Photo Courtesy: Huawei Brand Ambassador 

In Bangladesh, when someone says ‘cricket’, the first person that comes to mind is ‘Shakib.’ Being a prominent figure in Bangladesh’s national team for over a decade, Shakib Al Hasan is deemed as one of the key contributors to the rise of Bangladesh, as the newest powerhouse in international cricket.
With his aggressive and consistent playing styles, he continues to rile up the nation. In light of that, we seek to know what inspires him to remain ‘numero uno’ all year round.
“It is important to be positive, regardless of how good or bad your day has been, on or off the pitch. That will allow you to identify areas where you need to improve as a player and as person,” says Shakib.
He also says that it’s key to have faith in yourself. “You must stay focused, challenge yourself,
and believe in your capacity to
go beyond your limits,”
continues Shakib.
One can easily understand that Shakib says so from his personal experiences. As a player and as a team captain, he has faced numerous circumstances where one would find it natural to break down. Shakib however braves the challenges even when the going gets tough. Shakib stresses on patience and perseverance to forge ahead on the pitch. That’s what makes him a charm for his team and a role model for his fans.
While juggling career and family may seem like a task too tedious, Shakib does it all with flying colours. “Shishir has been a constant support and a positive energy in my life. She’s always by my side, cheering me on for my success and lifting me up during tough times. This helps me focus on my areas of strength which in turn enables me to sort things out in the best way possible,” smiles Shakib.
One of the most sought after players in the international cricket arena, Shakib is already representing some of the best local and international brands. He has recently signed up as the brand ambassador of Huawei, one of the leading smartphone companies in the global market.
“It’s overwhelming to see globally renowned brands looking to partner with me; they believe that I am up to the same international standards of excellence as they are. It inspires you to push harder and achieve greater heights of success for your country,” says Shakib.
Shakib strives to put his best foot forward on the pitch and he’s not going to stop anytime soon. He aims to be resilient and hardworking so as to help his country cross newer landmarks of success in coming times.