Shakibul Gani, playing his debut match for Bihar Ranji team, made a world record by scoring a triple century against Mizoram. Shakibul Gani, a resident of Motihari district of Bihar, has become the first batsman in the world to score a triple century in the debut match of first class cricket. After which he has become the center of discussion all over the world. But very few people will know the story of the struggle behind their reaching here.
Mother had mortgaged the jewels
There was a time in the life of Shakibul Gani, who was in discussion all over the world on the basis of his brilliant batting, when he did not have money to buy cricket. At that time his mother had even mortgaged her jewelry to get him a bat. Sakibul Ghani’s father Mohd. Mannan (Mohammad Mannan) works as a dealer under the mass distributor system. His elder brother Faisal Gani said in an interview given to Dainik Bhaskar,
The cost of a good bat was 30 to 35 thousand rupees. It was a dream for a middle class family to buy it, but the parents never let money hinder their brother’s cricket. Whenever there was a financial problem, the mother used to mortgage even her jewellery. When Sakibul was going to play Ranji Trophy, his mother gave him three bats and said – go son, come with three centuries. And he did it.
Has rocked the Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Shakibul Gani has also made his mark in Bihar Under-23, Mushtaq Ali (20-20) cricket tournament and Vijay Hazare (50-50) trophy before his record-breaking innings in Ranji Trophy.
He scored a century of 113 runs and a half-century of 94 runs for Bihar in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Before that Mushtaq Ali also played a half-century innings. Apart from batting, Shakebul specializes in taking wickets in bowling as well.