All rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been awarded the Wisden Test Player of the Year 2009 award for his excellent all round performance during the period between September 2008 and August 2009.
Other contenders of the award were Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, South African opener Graeme Smith, Indian star Sachin Tendulkar and South African all rounder Jacques Kallis. Gambhir and Smith came second and third respectively, while Tendulkar and Kallis were tied at the fourth place.
Shakib Al Hasan is delighted at this achievement and said that he always works hard to become the best cricketer and does not get upset for failures. He also said that