Qazi Habibul Bashar Bio, Born, Age, Height, Facts, Family, News, Secrets, Trivia, Updates
- Name: Qazi Habibul Bashar
- Born: Aug 17, 1972 (45 years)
- Birth Place: Nagakanda, Kushtia
- Role: Batsman
- Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
- Bowling Style: Right-arm off break
- Teams: Bangladesh, Dhaka Warriors, ICL Bangladesh, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Khulna Division
Why Habibul Bashar is Legend of Bangladesh?
Qazi Habibul Bashar was born 17th August 1972 in Nagorkanda, Kushtia district, in Bangladesh. Bashar is a Bangladeshi born cricketer and the former captain of the national cricket team of Bangladesh; he is referred to as one of the all-time greatest Bangladesh test batsmen of all time. Under the supervision of his manager Dav Whatmore, he turned out to be the greatest and most successful captain to lead the Bangladesh team to many victories and achievement. His first victory as a captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team was in 2004 against Zimbabwe. He went on leading his team to beat Australia, India, South Africa and Sri Lanka in limited over matches. Qazi Habibul Bashar is currently one of the chief BCB along with Akram Khan and Minhajul Abedin.
Background of Habibul Bashar
He represented Biman Bangladesh Airlines in the 90s during his domestic career. In 1989, Qazi Habibul Bashar was part of the team that made up the under-19 Bangladesh cricket team, who went on to represent his country in the Asia Cup. In 1995, Qazi Habibul Bashar was listed as part of the national team, where he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Bashar was unable to qualify for the national team that participated in the 1997 ICC trophy where Bangladesh cricket team were crowned the champions of the Asia Cup competition, he also didn’t make it to the 1999 World Cup.
Qazi Habibul Bashar finally got his chance, making the test debut in 2000 against India, in the nation’s first ever test match. After a wonderful performance at the world cup, he then gained momentum and consistently which drew the attention of the attention of the world to his skills. The selectors again dropped him from the list of Bangladeshi inaugural test team, the action by the selectors drew the attention of the media and after the heavy backlash they finally gave in and included Qazi Habibul Bashar in the list. Due to his unique ability, Bashar made the first gritty fifty in the history of Bangladesh Test cricket to prove his ability against India. His performance became better and consistent with no sign of dropping.
Rise to Glory
In 2004, in a Test match which turned out to be one of his best moments in cricket, Bashar made 113 runs against West Indies cricket team but the game ended in a tie. He was captain of the national cricket team of Bangladesh from the year 2004 to 2007 and became well known during this period for his amazing ability. In January 2005, Bangladesh earned the well-deserved win in their first Test series against Zimbabwe by 226 runs at Chittagong, through his tremendous contribution by scoring the pair of fifties, some months later in the year the Bangladesh Cricket team attained a victory that shook the world of cricket by defeating the world champions Australia in a One day international in Cardiff by five wickets, allowing them to win their first One Day International Series under Qazi Habibul Bashar’s leadership. In April 2006, during a test Match with Australia, Qazi Habibul Bashar’s team took the first-innings lead of 158 coming so close to winning defeating them but later ended up losing by three wickets. In August 2006, Bangladesh lost the ODI series to Zimbabwe by 3-2 but knocked them out in the last qualifying match of the Champions Trophy.
All these efforts were attributed to Bashar ability and leadership, in the LG ICC ODI rankings Bangladesh are currently ranked higher than Zimbabwe with steady growth with every match played.
In the 2007 world cup, Still under Bashar’s leadership they beat India and eliminated tougher neighbors out of the world cup.
2007 Performance of Habibul Bashar
Qazi Habibul Bashar is one of Bangladesh’s leading batsmen. As of May 2007, he held a countrywide record of a Test batting average higher than 30, he has scored a Bangladesh record 24 fifties and three Test centuries. Throughout his career, Qazi Habibul Bashar was unable to convert half-centuries into big scores.
Bashar had a poor 2007 World Cup performance as a batsman, with a relatively average of only 13, 12 and highest score throughout of 32, but his leadership skills were excellent allowing Bangladesh cricket team to perform well making it to the super-eight stage for the first time ever defeating India with 1-0 in the test series and South Africa bringing Bangladesh to the World stage of cricket and the gave the nation plenty of things to talk about..
Retirement of Habibul Bashar
At the end of the World Cup, Bashar gave up the ODI captaincy still remaining in the ODI team but showed his interest to lead the Bangladesh Test side. Despite Qazi Habibul Bashar pitching, the selectors refused, he was then removed from this position on June 2nd, 2007 and replaced by Mohammed Ashraful to be the ODI captain
On the 14th September 2007, Qazi Habibul Bashar he announced his retirement from international cricket.
He continued his career in the Intentional cricket league becoming the captain of the Dhaka Warriors side. He continued in the ICL till the end of 2009 after two seasons where he then retired. He came back and continued playing domestic cricket in mainstream Bangladesh for the Khulna division. He resigned playing all forms of playing professional cricket after playing the 2009/10 season.
Currently, he is playing in the local weekend cricket tournament for the Josephite Warriors.
He is the national Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in Bangladesh.
Also, he is of the chief selectors of BCB, along with Akram Khan and Minhajul Abedin.
Career Information of Habibul Bashar
- Test debut vs. India at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Nov 10, 2000
- Last Test vs. South Africa at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Feb 22, 2008
- ODI debut vs. Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Apr 06, 1995
- Last ODI vs. India at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, May 15, 2007
Career Achievements of Habibul Bashar
Test Debut: vs. India, Bangabandhu, 2000
He made his highest score of 113 in Test cricket against West Indies, 2004. He is so far highest test run scorer for Bangladesh
ODIs of Habibul Bashar
ODI Debut: vs. Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 1995
He made his highest score of 78 in ODI cricket against Zimbabwe, 2007
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