Shakib Al Hasan is one of the most successful and popular cricketers in Bangladesh and the world. He is a versatile all-rounder who can bat, bowl, and field with equal skill and flair. He has played for Bangladesh since 2006 and has represented various teams in domestic and international T20 leagues.
However, fans of Shakib may be wondering when he will retire from cricket, or at least from one of the formats. In this blog post, we will try to answer this question based on his recent statements and performances.
## Shakib’s Current Status
Shakib is currently 35 years old and has played 59 Tests, 218 ODIs and 95 T20Is for Bangladesh. He has scored over 12,000 runs and taken over 600 wickets across all formats. He is ranked second in the ICC ODI all-rounder rankings and fourth in the T20I all-rounder rankings.
Shakib has recently recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive in December 2021. He had returned to Dhaka from the United States, where he was spending time with his family. He had opted out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand for personal reasons.
## Shakib’s Retirement Plans
Shakib has not announced any official retirement plans yet, but he has hinted at some possibilities in his recent interviews. He has said that he is finding it hard to play all three formats for Bangladesh and that he may have to choose one format to prolong his career.
He has also said that he may retire from T20 cricket after the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Australia in October-November. He has expressed his desire to play the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in India in February-March, and the 2027 World Cup, if Bangladesh does not win the 2023 edition.
Shakib has also said that he will retire when he feels that he is not enjoying the game anymore or when he feels that he is not contributing enough to the team. He has said that he loves playing cricket and that he wants to play as long as possible.
## Shakib’s Legacy
Shakib is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers that Bangladesh has ever produced. He has been instrumental in many of Bangladesh’s historic wins and achievements, such as reaching the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup, the semi-finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy, and winning their first-ever multi-nation tournament in Ireland in 2019.
He has also been a consistent performer in various T20 leagues around the world, such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the Big Bash League (BBL), and the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He has won two IPL titles with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2012 and 2014.
Shakib is widely respected and admired by his peers and fans for his passion, dedication and professionalism. He is a role model for many young cricketers in Bangladesh and beyond. He has also been involved in various social causes and charitable initiatives.
Shakib will surely be remembered as one of the legends of the game when he decides to hang up his boots. Until then, we hope that he continues to entertain us with his brilliant performances on the field.