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Shakib visits US embassy, plays cricket with Peter Haas

Published : 26 Sep 2023 09:31 PM | Updated : 26 Sep 2023 09:32 PM

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan paid a visit to the US Embassy in Dhaka and engaged in friendly cricket with US Ambassador Peter Haas on Tuesday.

The US Embassy shared a video on their social media platforms, showing Shakib bowling to Haas, who in turn faced Shakib's deliveries. 

The video captured the camaraderie between Shakib and the US Ambassador, along with others briefly participating in the friendly game of cricket.

Accompanied by his wife and children, Shakib also posed for a photo with the US ambassador.

Shakib’s wife, Umme Ahmed Shishir, lives in the US with their children, and Shakib frequently travels to the US whenever he finds breaks in his busy cricketing schedule.

Shakib is currently enjoying a break from cricket. He is expected to join the national team soon that will travel to India to take part in the World Cup. 

Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan had officially been named the captain of the Bangladesh ODI side on August 11 after Tamim Iqbal stepping down as the captain of the Bangladesh ODI team due to concerns regarding his injuries, which also sidelined him from the Asia Cup.  

With this appointment, Shakib now holds the captaincy position for Bangladesh across all formats of international cricket, as he has already been leading the Tigers in T20Is and Tests.

Shakib last led the Bangladesh ODI side as a full-time captain in 2011.