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Kolkata Knight Riders are the two-time champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as Shakib Al Hasan was a member of the Kolkata team, who won the 2012 and 2014 IPL titles. The Tiger all-rounder then played for Sunrisers Hyderabad for a few seasons. Kolkata has taken Shakib in the team again from the auction of this year's event. It was there that he got Indian veteran Harbhajan Singh as a teammate for the first time.
The former India spinner has rated the southpaw as a legendary cricketer. Harbhajan said it is a real pleasure to share a dressing room with a man like Shakib.
“Shakib is a champion cricketer. He has contributed a lot to his country. He has done well for other teams in the IPL. It is really a pleasure to share the dressing room with a legend from Bangladesh. It is also enjoyable to be with great people like him. I am hopeful that not only in IPL but also for his country he will do well in the future” said Harbhajan.
However, in the first match for Kolkata, Shakib could not spread the light with the bat. He was dismissed for 3 off 5 balls at the end. Shakib gave 34 runs in 4 over and bagged one wicket.
Moreover, KKR beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs in their first match. Shakib’s team will face Mumbai Indians tomorrow [Tuesday].