May 23, 2022

‘Whenever we really want Shakib, he becomes inaccessible, this is misfortune’

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan on Wednesday said that Shakib Al Hasan testing good for Covid-19 just before the Test series against Sri Lanka was “misfortune” and the Tigers’ will feel the shortfall of the all-rounder in the series.

“This is our misfortune. Presently we are appealing to God for Shakib’s fast recuperation,” Nazmul said during the National Sports Award program at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Wednesday.

“The issue is that in Shakib’s nonattendance we will be either a batsman short or a bowler short. This is an issue, however there’s nothing to say or do about it at the present time. It’s our misfortune that we will not have him. At the point when we really want him, he becomes inaccessible. Presently we might dare to dream that he recuperates rapidly.”

Shakib got back from the US on Monday in front of the Tiger’s two-Test series against Sri Lanka. In any case, since returning, the all-rounder has tried positive in two Covid-19 tests and is as of now in separation at his home.

hakib should remain in segregation for seven days before another Covid-19 test, which precludes him from the main Test in Chattogram beginning on 15 May.

Shakib is right now doing great as indicated by the BCB president, “I talked with him yesterday (Tuesday). He said he is getting along admirably. Right now, he is encountering no issues. In any case, his nonappearance is a major disaster for the group.”

Indeed, even without Shakib, Bangladesh has a decent opportunity to do well against Sri Lanka, feels Nazmul.
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“Sri Lanka is serious areas of strength for a, there is no question about that. Playing against Sri Lanka is additionally a major an open door as we are feeble in Tests. In spite of the fact that there is no Shakib, we have a decent opportunity to get along admirably. Whoever replaces Shakib will actually want to show what him can do, I trust,” the BCB president added.

Nazmul said, “We have various experienced cricketers in the group. Assuming they play well, I see no great explanation for us not winning against any group.”