Shakib would have surpassed Sachin if he had not been banned
Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is second only to legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar in the list of cricketers who have won the highest Man of the Series award. Shakib would have surpassed Sachin if he had not been banned.
After Shakib, the current captain of India Virat Kohli is on this list. Shakib has been named Man of the Series 13 times in the international series at an average of 9.3. India’s master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been named Man of the Series 19 times at an average of 9.8.
Virat Kohli is in the third position after being selected Man of the Series 18 times at an average of 6.7. Shakib was banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for two years (a one-year suspension) on October 29 last year for concealing gambling offers. If he hadn’t got that ban, he might have got rid of Sachin so far. Shakib is likely to return to international cricket at the end of October this year.
This poster boy of Bangladesh cricket is going to start training from the first week of September to return to cricket in Bangladesh Sports Education Institute. He could return through the second Test of Bangladesh’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.