The Daily Star – Bangladesh – Bangladesh T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan rarely, if ever, reveals his true emotions even when he faces his captaincy or his performance comes in for criticism, of which there has been plenty after the series loss against Afghanistan.

Summary

  • Bangladesh T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan rarely, if ever, reveals his true emotions even when he faces his captaincy or his performance comes in for criticism, of which there has been plenty after the series loss against Afghanistan.
  • There has been a severe backlash after Shakib opted not to bowl Mahmudullah Riyad even after the part-time off-spinner took two wickets for one run in one over during the first T20I which the Tigers lost by 45 runs.
  • “I think Shakib’s decision was right as you have to bowl the specialist bowlers in the death overs.
  • But whenever asked about the reason behind the series defeat, Shakib’s smile seemed to be hiding more intense emotions.
  • He then changed the topic and talked about how a coach can play a big role in boosting confidence and shared an example during an IPL playoff match when his side  Sunrisers Hyderabad defended 17 runs from the last two overs with the bowlers bowling all the 12 balls in the blockhole.


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