Shakib Al Hasan wins Parliament elections and becomes the first cricketer to enter politics
Shakib Al Hasan, the former captain of the Bangladesh cricket team, has won the Parliament elections from his constituency of Magura-1. He defeated his rival candidate by a huge margin of over 200,000 votes, according to the official results announced on Monday.
Shakib retired from international cricket in December 2023 to pursue his political career. He joined the ruling Awami League party and received its nomination for the Magura-1 seat, which was vacated by his father-in-law, who passed away in November 2023.
Shakib Al Hasan slaps fan
A video has gone viral which shows Hasan slapping and pushing a fan in a frenzy. The incident took place when Hasan was surrounded by fans and in the heat of the money he slapped the fan hard.
The video, which was widely shared on social media, shows Shakib being mobbed by fans as he tries to cast his vote. He appears to be jostled by someone in the crowd and then reacts by slapping the person across the face.
It is unclear from the video what exactly prompted Shakib’s reaction. Some reports suggest that the fan may have been trying to take a selfie with the cricketer, while others say that he may have been heckling him.
Shakib has since apologized for the incident, saying that he “reacted in the heat of the moment.” He has also been fined by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
Shakib said that he was inspired by his father-in-law, who was a veteran politician and a former minister, to serve the people of his area. He also said that he wanted to use his fame and popularity as a cricketer to bring positive changes in society and the country.
“I am grateful to the people of Magura-1 for giving me their trust and support. I promise to work hard for their welfare and development. I also thank the Awami League leadership for giving me this opportunity.
“I hope to contribute to the vision of our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to make Bangladesh a prosperous and progressive nation,” Shakib said in his victory speech.