Met the whole Bangladesh team in the dressing room after a match against Sri Lanka in the Idea Cup 2010 Tri Series involving India. Also played informal cricket with Shahriar Nafees and Alok Kapali long time back. SN is the elder brother of my friend Iktedar Nazeef Ahmed, who is also a cricketer and captained Bangladesh U-15 in 2008. Alok and I are both from Sylhet and he is very close to an uncle of mine. Besides those, had the pleasure to talk with Shak a couple of times over phone.
''I go out to field as if I'm entering the boxing ring and there's no place for the guy who comes second best there.''
– Shakib Al Hasan, World's No-1 Allrounder