Bangladesh ranks among the chief countries where cricket is the major and most popular sports as per the culture of the country. The family of serious cricket playing nations is a small one and Bangladesh is one of the very few countries in the world, where cricket and it’s stars get more coverage than an average matter of national importance. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিবের এক কোটির মাইলফলক]
The number one ranked all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is a popular figure in Bangladesh as well as around the cricketing world since his appearance in international cricket back in 2006. The 30-year old cricketer is, of course, the most globally renowned player from Bangladesh.
As such it is not surprising that he would have more followers on the social networks than any other Bangladesh cricketer. But still if anyone has a little doubt about the number one all-rounder’s such popularity, his official Facebook page can be a great example to all the doubters.
Recently, on Wednesday, Shakib’s verified Facebook page reached 10 million fans and he becomes the only seventh cricketer around the world to reach such landmark.
However, Shakib Al Hasan is quite active on all of the three most popular social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He regularly provides people with a glimpse of his life without offering many opinions about anything and that works with the crowd.
Apart from Shakib Al Hasan, other popular Bangladesh cricketers on Facebook are as follows : Mushfiqur Rahim (8.6 millions), Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (8.2 millions), Nasir Hossain (7 millions), Anamul Haque (3.8 millions), Taskin Ahmed (2 millions) and Mustafizur Rahman (1.7 millions).