Shakib Al Hasan is back to the Knight Riders family after 3 years! The Bangaladeshi all-rounder had been part of the KKR squad for 7 seasons including the two championship years (2012, 2014). The man of the moment went for Rs 3.2 crore as KKR locked horns with Kings XI Punjab in a bidding battle.
Talking to KKR exclusively, Shakib said, "I'm very excited to be back with KKR again. We won to IPL (titles) together. I really look forward to playing this year and hope to repeat results similar to we had achieved in 2012 and 2014."
Shakib is SOLD to @KKRiders 3.2Cr INR @Vivo_India #IPLAuction— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
Shakib is currently No. 1 in the ICC All-rounders’ ODI rankings and No. 2 in the T20Is. He has played 63 matches so far in the cash-rich tournament, scoring 589 runs and picking up 59 wickets.
2012 - 🏆— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 18, 2021
2014 - 🏆@Sah75official is here for Number 3⃣
স্বাগত, ময়না 💜#KKR #HaiTaiyaar #IPL2021 #IPLAuction2021 #AuctionAction21
Kolkata was almost unanimous on getting Shakib back when we recently conducted a small survey across the city. And this buy has certainly elated the #ToofaniFans. Our head coach Brendon McCullum, cricket experts and fans took to Social Media to congratulate the talented all-rounder and Team KKR.
Delighted to welcome @Sah75official back to @KKRiders. Experience, quality and proven. 💜— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) February 18, 2021
Shakib to #KKR for 3.2 Cr. #IPLAuction2021— RK (@RK_sports) February 18, 2021
Shakib at 3.25cr is another bit of smooth business by KKR. Probably their one aim and they got it.— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) February 18, 2021
An alternate for Sunil Narine if he is banned from bowling, doesn't work out opening, etc.
But Shakib can also hold his own in their playing XI. #IPLAuction
Very good buy for @KKRiders. 3.2 for @Sah75official. Think he would have got higher if there was greater clarity on his availability.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 18, 2021
Shakib is not a Player, He is an Emotion for KKR Fans. Played 7 years for the team by winning two trophies.— Ganpat🚩🚩 (@Ganpatmalli) February 18, 2021