Shakib hails group’s character after series win

Sports Desk, Arfin Shobuz, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan hailed his team for displaying robust man or woman against West Indies that helped the visitors clinch the 3-fit series against -time World Champions.

After a disastrous start to their West Indies tour, where they have been whitewashed in the two-fit Test collection, it was a entire turnaround from Bangladesh as they showed extraordinary combating spirit to clinch each the restrained-overs series by means of 2-1 margin.

It became even greater assuring result for Bangladesh because their hosts, West Indies, are a formidable facet in the game’s shortest format. Windies were leading the collection 1-0 after triumphing the hole recreation at St Kitts before succumbing to two successive defeats because the movement moved to Florida, USA.

“Unbelievable effort from the boys,” Shakib instructed reporters after the very last T20I.

After losing the primary game, we confirmed a whole lot of character.
Everybody believed we should come back. ‘We had been dealing with the World Champions, and we confirmed splendid person. Our report in T20s isn’t that brilliant and optimistically any more [we can] kick on,” he introduced.

Bangladesh hit again tough inside the ODIs after the Test debacle to win the series below the management of Masharfee Mortaza, but the defeat inside the T20I collection opener again raised questions over the captaincy of Shakib.

However, the all-rounder controlled to make his mark as skipper each via leading from the the front with bat and ball in addition to taking some clever flow with to be had alternatives.

Bangladesh had been left one bowler quick inside the series decider once left-arm spinner Nazmul Hossain injured his finger whilst looking to forestall the ball in his observe through, in his very first over.

However, Shakib rotated his strike bowlers smartly that earned them regular breakthroughs and helped maintain West Indies constantly in take a look at. Shakib proved that he turned into leading the side with lot more readability, some thing that felt missing within the Test series.

“Just certainly happy with the men or even the guys who were now not playing put their coronary heart into it and tried to assist in some thing way they could and just couldn’t have asked for anything more,” the captain mentioned.

“We recognise now the way to win fits, specifically tight matches. We saved on losing so many matches after going near but now we’ve got started out to win.”

Shakib stated that he became keen to guide from the front and was glad that he managed to achieve this and contributed to Bangladesh’s fulfillment within the series. The skipper scored 38-ball 60 inside the second T20I and brought precious ninety runs in the partnership with Tamim Iqbal to put the foundation of the collection-leveling win, at the same time as additionally being low-priced and choosing wickets at vital juncture to show his exploits with the cherry.

According to Shakib, his batting shape helped him in improving other components of his sport. “I suppose I became batting properly in the course of the series. I became hitting the ball properly, and that gave me the self belief which additionally helped me bowl well and captain well.” Shakib concluded.


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