Bangladesh cricket team’s captain Shakib Al Hasan has made a statement about his captaincy saying that it will be best if he didn’t have to lead the team. This comes after a defeat from Afghanistan - the new entrants in the test cricket format. Shakib has taken full responsibility of the defeat in the one-off match at Chattogram. Shakib Al Hassan has been the captain of Bangladesh since 2017, he also held the position of captain and vice-captain in between 2009 and 2011. Widely regarded as the best cricketer in Bangladesh, he was also ranked as the world's most famous athletes by ESPN 'WORLD FAME 100' in 2019.
The 32-year-old player said that he believed that the decision to leave the captaincy will also be good for his game. He also dropped a hint that there will be a lot of discussions with the board if he continues being the captain. Shakib, during the ICC World Cup, finished third on the list of highest run-scorers, he scored 606 runs in eight innings. Apart from this, the left-arm spinner also picked up 11 wickets during the World Cup season. After the World Cup, Shakib took a break during Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka. Their team lost all three ODIs during this tour as well.
Afghanistan was playing its third match after officially being recognized as a test-playing nation. Bangladesh lost to Afghanistan by 224 runs on Monday. The rains also interfered in the last day of the match series on Monday when 18 overs of the game were left to be bowled. Later, Shakib’s wicket was taken which created pressure on the team. Shakib explained that his team will have to play well consistently and they also needed to improve the quality of their game. Taking the blame of the defeat on his shoulders, he said that they had to only play for an hour and a half, but his wicket was taken on the first ball itself. He also revealed that he was nervous when he came out to bat.