Shakib urges not question dedication for Bangladesh!
CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh did not perform as expected in the last T20 World Cup held in the United Arab Emirates. The Tigers lost to a relatively weak opponent, Scotland, at the start of the qualifying round. After the start of the World Cup mission in defeat, the Bangladesh team was in danger of being eliminated before the main event.
However, the team led by Mahmudullah Riyadh secured a ticket to the main draw of the World Cup by defeating Oman and Papua New Guinea in the next two matches. After that, Bangladesh returned home empty handed after losing 5 matches in a row against Sri Lanka, England, West Indies, South Africa and Australia.
In a recent interview to a national daily about the poor performance of the Bangladesh team in the World Cup, Shakib Al Hasan said, “I understand that the expectations we went to the World Cup did not come.
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Shakib was dismissed for 20 against Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers. Oman and Papua New Guinea scored 42 and 48 in the next two matches. Shakib was dismissed for 10, 4 and 9 against Sri Lanka, England and the West Indies in three matches of the World Cup.
Shakib took 131 runs in 7 matches at an average of 21.83 and took 11 wickets with the ball. Shakib said about his performance in the World Cup, I tried to play well from my place. I don’t know how much I can play. But I had to try.
Why Bangladesh team could not meet the expectations in T20 World Cup? In response to such a question, Shakib said, look, I have tried to play well from my place. I don’t know how much I can play. But I had to try. Now I did not have a hand in decision making, nor did I have a hand in party selection. So it is better not to ask me such questions.