Bangladesh news May 30, 2012

Shakib happy with IPL outcome

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh allrounder, has had only one day at home to sleep off the delirium of the Kolkata Knight Riders' maiden IPL triumph; he will play club cricket in Dhaka from Thursday. But he is not complaining, having revelled in the victory and the festivities that followed.

"It would have been better if I had played more matches [he played eight out of a possible 18], but for any team the ultimate goal is to become champions in any tournament," Shakib said. "I'm still very happy, because the IPL is a high-quality domestic tournament. It was good that I made some contributions in the team's success.

"The celebration after the victory and reception in Kolkata was amazing, and it's really something that was a new experience for me. [Franchise owner] Shah Rukh Khan was also over the moon, because the team didn't play as well in the last four tournaments."

Shakib was the only foreign player who attended the team's open-top bus parade in Kolkata, and the function at Eden Gardens where tens of thousands of fans turned up to celebrate. Though Shakib said he enjoyed every bit of it, his face was burned and his body is now pleading for a break.

There has been non-stop cricket for the world's No. 1 allrounder this year, and the three before that, and though he had wanted a break after the IPL, Bangladesh's summer schedule will keep him busy, running through to the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September. With Knight Riders' participation in the Champions League T20 in October also confirmed, Shakib will have an extra tournament to contend with in his already jam-packed schedule.

"I will play Thursday's Premier League club match; it's good that we have Twenty20 matches before the [Twenty20] World Cup. But for me, what is needed most, is a break," he said. I'm not sure, but I might request the board for a break."

Bangladesh's Twenty20 series in Zimbabwe in June and then in Ireland in July mean that Shakib will miss the Friends Life t20 in England. Paul Grayson, head coach at Essex, where Shakib is contracted, told ESPNcricinfo that the club will miss him.

"Shakib had accepted an offer to play for us. The deal was agreed upon. We were hoping he would play Twenty20, CB40 [England's domestic 40-over tournament] and some [county] championship games, and that he would stay with us until the back end of August.

"It's very disappointing [not to have him]. He is the No.1 allrounder in the world, and he ticks a lot of boxes for us. Now we have found out that the BCB have not agreed to give him a no-objection certificate. They are trying to arrange a few things and they don't want to let him go."

Shakib is in much demand in the game's shortest version, but he says he is disappointed to not get a Test anytime soon. "We [the Bangladesh team] have forgotten what a Test is!" he said. "I don't think about it anymore, that will give me tension; I will feel bad if I think about it. Better not to think about it, and just play what's coming up." Bangladesh's last Test series was against Pakistan last December.

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  • Jawwad123 on June 2, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    The fact that BD doesn't play sufficient Tests just proves what quality Shakib is of: NO.1 TEST all-rounder!!!!!!!!!!

  • on June 2, 2012, 0:48 GMT

    shakib's haters are his motivators. you guys really need to get a life and think about your own players NOT our players.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on June 1, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    Shakib has an intelligent head on his neck but BCB don't. Shakib emphasizes on TEST - the elite 4m of cricket but BCB is much eager to arrange t-20s.

  • G-Rocker on June 1, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Shakib ...#1 allrounder (ODI, TEST, IPL-5)...\m/

  • on June 1, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    Shakib iz the best he proved that... he is the best of all.. he is the real hero & a legend...

  • on June 1, 2012, 3:30 GMT

    sakib is a gud allronder, but not the best.i dnt understand the criteria in ranking system.how many matches hav he won for his team..he is nt evn comparable to yuvraj, kallis ,md.hafees etc.

  • on June 1, 2012, 2:41 GMT

    @ asian cricket.... boss cricket is a team game .this is not tennis or badminton

  • haseeb.ahmed on June 1, 2012, 1:07 GMT

    @fahim hasan do you even know what you are saying? When afridi was at the age of shakib, he has alot more than records and almost won Pakistan single-handedly more than shakib currently did for bangladesh. i am not against shakib as he is wonderful cricket and will serve bangladesh cricket for atleast 10 to 12 years but believe me as he gets older and reaches the mid 30's he'll be of no use and thats the same case of afridi although afridi still bowls brilliantly than shakib

  • tofazzel on May 31, 2012, 23:53 GMT

    Sakib's concern over Test matches is really a matter should be highly considered. BCB must have to find some friends and ICC support to make our players quality test cricketers. T20 matches are like a football match but Test Match is the basic of cricket. It gives a player opportunity to try all possible chances of defending the opponent either as a bowler or batsman. There are very rare number of players who are doing good in the shorter version without having a good experience of first class or test matches. Any how Bangladesh should manage to find fixture with high ranking Test side it may be series like 1 test 1 ODI & 1 T20. A 10 days tour must be enough for that. We need not to play practice matches with the host.

  • CommanderShepherd on May 31, 2012, 22:25 GMT

    Why would you not play in English county where you can benefit most experience. IPL is just all about mmoney. seriously

  • Jawwad123 on June 2, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    The fact that BD doesn't play sufficient Tests just proves what quality Shakib is of: NO.1 TEST all-rounder!!!!!!!!!!

  • on June 2, 2012, 0:48 GMT

    shakib's haters are his motivators. you guys really need to get a life and think about your own players NOT our players.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on June 1, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    Shakib has an intelligent head on his neck but BCB don't. Shakib emphasizes on TEST - the elite 4m of cricket but BCB is much eager to arrange t-20s.

  • G-Rocker on June 1, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Shakib ...#1 allrounder (ODI, TEST, IPL-5)...\m/

  • on June 1, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    Shakib iz the best he proved that... he is the best of all.. he is the real hero & a legend...

  • on June 1, 2012, 3:30 GMT

    sakib is a gud allronder, but not the best.i dnt understand the criteria in ranking system.how many matches hav he won for his team..he is nt evn comparable to yuvraj, kallis ,md.hafees etc.

  • on June 1, 2012, 2:41 GMT

    @ asian cricket.... boss cricket is a team game .this is not tennis or badminton

  • haseeb.ahmed on June 1, 2012, 1:07 GMT

    @fahim hasan do you even know what you are saying? When afridi was at the age of shakib, he has alot more than records and almost won Pakistan single-handedly more than shakib currently did for bangladesh. i am not against shakib as he is wonderful cricket and will serve bangladesh cricket for atleast 10 to 12 years but believe me as he gets older and reaches the mid 30's he'll be of no use and thats the same case of afridi although afridi still bowls brilliantly than shakib

  • tofazzel on May 31, 2012, 23:53 GMT

    Sakib's concern over Test matches is really a matter should be highly considered. BCB must have to find some friends and ICC support to make our players quality test cricketers. T20 matches are like a football match but Test Match is the basic of cricket. It gives a player opportunity to try all possible chances of defending the opponent either as a bowler or batsman. There are very rare number of players who are doing good in the shorter version without having a good experience of first class or test matches. Any how Bangladesh should manage to find fixture with high ranking Test side it may be series like 1 test 1 ODI & 1 T20. A 10 days tour must be enough for that. We need not to play practice matches with the host.

  • CommanderShepherd on May 31, 2012, 22:25 GMT

    Why would you not play in English county where you can benefit most experience. IPL is just all about mmoney. seriously

  • shaon_143 on May 31, 2012, 16:08 GMT

    dear@rk007: there was nothing written about Shakib comparing with others like India. India lost 3 matches only against Bangladesh and that three matches was lost only for Shakib. He did the damage. He is younger, u have to encourage him. but rather you said negative words against him. I like to watch when Sachin plays, Gail plays, Sewag plays, Stane balls. Don't u like to see the the last 3 years world number one's batting and balling !! You should love this Bangladesh brave tiger. He never believes he will loose until last fighting against any team, any scores, any match, any condition.

  • on May 31, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    Sakib is the best. I have no confusion ...............

  • on May 31, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    @ rkooo7 Afridy is a allrounder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wt the hell r u talking abt? i think u dont know wt is allrounder.

  • on May 31, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    shakib is best allrounder in the world

  • on May 31, 2012, 13:08 GMT

    @ all the Shakib and Bangladesh Cricket hater : why do you guys even bother to follow our cricket then?? if it is not then why do waste your precious time to wright all those comment, if it is an article about Shakib mostly the persons who follow him will come to read it and there is also another category who comes here are the persons who are jealous of his world class talent, hope u guys stay away in peace. Who wanted to hear from you which are the things you dont like??! ... did I tell you that I dont like your comments??!

  • Extraz on May 31, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    Can anybody tell me if Shakib is such a great all rounder,the world best left arm batsman and best left arm slow bowler then why CAN'T HE WIN GAMES FOR HIS COUNTRY like yuvraj,afridi and kallis have done for their countries!!

  • Marshal_of_the_Truth on May 31, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    Hmm...Some People are Childishly Crying against Shakib Which is really seemed to be Good to Watch for Shakib Fans....At Least, Shakib makes Those People Sorry by feeling his Absence in their own Team. :)

  • bcric12 on May 31, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    @ Wacco : i want to say that every test playing country should get equal chances .

  • on May 31, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    Shakib is very good player.He is from bangladesh but playing like a southafican or australian.Shakib played nicely throughout IPL.

  • bcric12 on May 31, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    @ Wacco : i want to say that every test playing country should get equal chances .

  • on May 31, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    rk007 talks like that he is the only man who has sense about cricket ... stupid, ICC has a rule of giving points to any player. he is not overrated player. u guyz make her underrated...

    INDIA is now a days a very good team..MY QUESTION is to all indian people that do u knw that when u guyz get TEST STATUS ?? IN 1932 .... and your 1st victory was in 1952 vs England... that means after 20 years.. you guyz won your world cup in 1984. AFTER 50 years !!!! you guyz are playing cricket from last 80 years. We got test status in 2000. and our 1st victory came in 2005. and now a days we are capable to defeat any team.... i think you guyz hav fear about us....

    i dont know why you guyz are jelous about BANGLADESH CRICKET. GIVES TIME.... THEN WILL SHOW.... THIS IS TIGER CRICKET...

  • Bruisers on May 31, 2012, 10:57 GMT

    @Wacco - Why the heck do you have to bring India into every Bangladesh article? With the amount of cricket India plays and the amount of travel they do, the performances can't always be sky high. Fact is, India have been playing non-stop cricket from 2008/09. See from 2011, they hardly have had a break of one week- Dec- NZ series,,, Dec-Jan- full tour of SA,,, Feb-Mar- World Cup & warmup matches,,, Apr-May- longest IPL,,, Jun-Jul- full tour of WI,,, Jul-Aug-Sep- long tiring tour of England,,, Sep-Oct- CLT20,,, Oct- Eng series,,, Nov-Dec- WI touring India,,, Dec-Jan-Feb- long exhaustive tour of Aus,,, Mar- Asia Cup and then IPL preps,,, Apr-May- congested IPL season... Pfff. This has been the story from 3-4 years.

  • Muhtasim13 on May 31, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    At the moment the No1 ODI bowler (according to ICC rankings ) is Tsotsobe. But in reality, Tsotsobe won't even get a chance in SA's national team. This shows that the ICC rankings are quite ambiguous. So, even though Shakib may be ranked as the best all rounder, in my opinion it doesn't prove that he's the best.

  • on May 31, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    Sakib played aprox 50% matches against all chaddi team zim, WI, Kenya namibiya etc .. So forget abt ICC ranking .. ICC ranking Amla is best ODI batsman . if you ask anybody, nobody will say amla is best batsman ...

  • jtoran on May 31, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    @Wacco how many tests has Bangladesh won against India? In fact, how many tests has Bangladesh won against teams other than Zim and the recent WI? So there! Don't equate India with Bangladesh. You look silly.

  • on May 31, 2012, 9:59 GMT

    @rk0007 maybe you are one of those good for nothing people who just care about bashing outstanding cricketers just because they are not in your league. Shakib's a class act no one can deny that. The stats all talk in favour of him.

  • Philippe on May 31, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    No way.. shakib is good for nothing.. should remain at bangladesh so that poor bangladeshi keep on screaming wen he performs.. he stands no where compared to other sub continent players..

  • on May 31, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    @rk0007: keep an eye on the county records of Shakib playing for Worcestershire ...then you could also check his stats for other countries abroad ...u will get ur answer....and that's the reason why, Essex is lamenting for not getting him this year....think before you comment, bro....:-)......

  • on May 31, 2012, 9:00 GMT

    shakib is a class allrounder, clear and observant..doesnt let pressure affect him one bit. wish him all the very best in the years to come. indian fan.

  • on May 31, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    BOKACHODA@rk0007,Shakib got two 5 wickets hall in two consecutive test match against south africa in SA ,He also got a5 wicket hall against England in Manchester ,England.He scored a hundred against Newzeland in Newzeland. Hasn't he proved himself outside the subcontinent with his only 26 test match career????

  • on May 31, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    rk0007 i can understanf ur pain dude!!may be ur one of the heartbroken gali ki cricket player ..who never get any chance in any place of his entire life:D very sad poor jealous fellow

  • Hayes_Close_End on May 31, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    Another Essex overseas player arrangement falls through....aaargh!

  • Philippe on May 31, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    shakib no where comes close to players like afridi or azhar mehmood as far as all round performance is considered.. ppl be realistic & think how would he play out side continent.. he stands nowhere..

  • Drizzy12 on May 31, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    A cool guy. Observes every moment of the game. Just loves his interviews now a days.

  • Wacco on May 31, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    @bcric12, so you mean that Aus, Eng, PAK, SL, SA are elite and rest including India should not play test cricket at all? I'm sorry to say India is looking down the barrel in test cricket ...it will take time to come back as a an elite team in test cricket. Aussies can, WI, Ind can't.

  • Philippe on May 31, 2012, 7:14 GMT

    I dont know wat this guy is good at.. he bowls with negative approach always.. decent enough batsman.. he is over rated.. he doesn't deserve top all rounder tag.. he is still to play outside bangladesh.. need to learn a lot.. still to see how he bowls bats outside sub continent.. he doesn't come near to any player randomly picked from India, Pakistan or SL squad.. stop shouting about him..

  • on May 31, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    just a couple of poor series and this WACCO has put India along with WI, BD and ZIM in test matches..... india was No.1 till last year in test matches..... and even england when came in india had poor run..... which should mean that they should also be in the same bracket .......wow what a uselessly ridiculous logic...same applies with oz as well....

  • Shamim_araf on May 31, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    @ZsZs - it is the problem of Board,not to the players who played for Nation.By the by it is important that FC match is needed but at the end when you played good enough in T20,why not you deserve honour from others....that's the fact.

  • Sobat on May 31, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    its so gud to see Shakib doing well specialy hes from Banga its so gud for the game and confidance of banga cricket...

  • bcric12 on May 31, 2012, 5:50 GMT

    @Wacco :there is no need to introduce two tier system. because of these results : ENG-IND(4-0),PAK-ENG(3-0),AUS-IND(4-0),SRI-ENG(1-1)

  • on May 31, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    Who is the best it shows in ICC allrounder rankings mr RyanHarrisGreatCricketer!

  • asithaSL on May 31, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    Shakib is a real talented cricketer, He could able to win IPL man of the series if he played 15-16 matches in tournament . The Best cricketer Bangladesh ever produce...... Hope more classy from him in T20 WC.. All da best Shakib..!!

  • on May 31, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    I am very happy to see him as a Hero

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on May 31, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    2nd best allrounder in the world after watson

  • Wacco on May 31, 2012, 3:52 GMT

    I think Bangladesh should be playing more tests with India, WI, SL, PAK, Zim and NZL as they are in the same bracket as a test nation according to the recent form. There is a necessity of a two tier test system with relegation and promotion of one team. Top three teams will be in the premier group. I hope lot of people will agree with me.

  • ZsZs on May 31, 2012, 3:48 GMT

    On the 'test lament' - when was the last time you Shakib played an FC match?!? First do the needful for the FC and then get honed! None of these guys play any FC matches and keep lamenting and then face the debacle on the test front. Even England XI, number 1 team players, play FC in county. and these bangladeshis can't play the domestic first class! stop lamenting!

  • Kricket_ on May 31, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    Sakib should keep the balance (Play vs rest). Carry on with his wonderful show.. If he play T20.. in very short time we will be No.1 in all format of the game..

  • joynal693 on May 31, 2012, 2:39 GMT

    I think Shakib should play at least a few matches in County for ESSEX before IRELAND tour because the condition will suit him better to do something in there. We love him very much. He is our proud. What do you think what would happen if he plays all the 18 matches for KKR. Look at the averages.

  • Breaking_Point on May 31, 2012, 2:17 GMT

    Yes!better not to think about Test..as ICC just sits n watches..not even 4 tests a year for us!!!only 2 this year vs WI at the end of the year with a huge gape of 9/10 months that also followed more-than-a-year gape last tym! ICC must take a decision in the upcoming 4/5 years...we need atleast 6 tests a year..if not,then we should just cancel 2-tests-a-year mess!& then focus on only ODI T20 coz if the parent body of cricket has no interest in helping us then why give 2 tests a year?? FTP says our next England tour is in 2018 and Aus tour in 2020!!!how funny!then why make the FTP when it doesn't ensure cricket for every nation...

  • on May 31, 2012, 1:30 GMT

    Oh! I thought shakib would be sad for winning the tournament!

  • on May 31, 2012, 1:05 GMT

    my thinking about sakib is dont play ireland and trinidad sereise and go for county must play in zim and s africa

  • on May 30, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    welcome to Bangladesh sir , hope you raise bangladesh as next super teams .

  • on May 30, 2012, 22:32 GMT

    Shakib Al Hasan - The best All-Rounder in the world...To be personally honest, Shakib needs a long break and shouldn't be playing until the World T20 Championship because he has played an awful lot of Cricket and needs an immediate rest otherwise he will over do himself and may suffer an injury. During the past year or so, he has had a lot of success personally i.e. picking up man of the match awards and series etc etc and if he did take a break even for a month until the World T20 Championship, he will be fresh and ready to go at it again for not just the tournament but the series coming up after the tournament. I know Bangladesh got T20 games coming up against the likes of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland etc but there's really no need for a player like Shakib to play considering at this moment, its not that important and other Bangladeshi players should be given the chance so they can learn, compete and develop their skills. Anyway, all the best to the Bangladeshi star Shakib.

  • on May 30, 2012, 22:26 GMT

    At least he got to play some games, unlike Tamim...

  • -Murad- on May 30, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    Shakib should play the county FC and CB40 games instead of these practice games against Ireland and Scotland.

  • Dan9999 on May 30, 2012, 20:26 GMT

    I think that Banglash should be playing more Tests against teams like West Indies and Zimbabwe, maybe even Ireland and a few, one off series against the bigger teams. Such contents against teams of a similar ability are always brilliant. Its not that much fun seeing the West Indies top order get trounced by Anderson and then Chanderpaul going along at a 30-odd strike rate to get then up to a mediocre score.

  • on May 30, 2012, 20:22 GMT

    Shakib is pride for Bangladseh,,,,,,we all Bangladeshi are very much Proud of him, as we are living in abroad...he give some proud felling moment to us....Great to follow this youngmen around the world where he playing.

  • on May 30, 2012, 20:21 GMT

    Shakib vai u tried your best to deliver for kkr...now it's time to do something for Bangladesh...i know u hardly disappoint us...no need to be over delighted at kkr's success...let srk,gambhir and kolkata people be happy with....you r our asset and do it for us in the upcoming t20 world cup...

  • SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on May 30, 2012, 20:14 GMT

    Shakib is a Champion Player in India Too :D

  • on May 30, 2012, 20:00 GMT

    ShAkiB Is Our Hero...He's our Role Model...He'is Our SuperMAn...Luv U Shakib..bro

  • on May 30, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    sakib is the beast..........................................................

  • Nadeem1976 on May 30, 2012, 19:46 GMT

    Thanks Bangladesh is not playing test cricket any more. I believe that Bangladesh should play ODI and T2020 only because they perform well in those formats.

    Shakib is good all rounder and his last over in the IPL final made huge difference in the result and then he played well with bat too.

    Good going for Shakib he needs rest now and he should commit to play for his country only because there is nothing bigger than playing for your country.

  • on May 30, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    love shakib foreever.....................

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  • on May 30, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    love shakib foreever.....................

  • Nadeem1976 on May 30, 2012, 19:46 GMT

    Thanks Bangladesh is not playing test cricket any more. I believe that Bangladesh should play ODI and T2020 only because they perform well in those formats.

    Shakib is good all rounder and his last over in the IPL final made huge difference in the result and then he played well with bat too.

    Good going for Shakib he needs rest now and he should commit to play for his country only because there is nothing bigger than playing for your country.

  • on May 30, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    sakib is the beast..........................................................

  • on May 30, 2012, 20:00 GMT

    ShAkiB Is Our Hero...He's our Role Model...He'is Our SuperMAn...Luv U Shakib..bro

  • SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on May 30, 2012, 20:14 GMT

    Shakib is a Champion Player in India Too :D

  • on May 30, 2012, 20:21 GMT

    Shakib vai u tried your best to deliver for kkr...now it's time to do something for Bangladesh...i know u hardly disappoint us...no need to be over delighted at kkr's success...let srk,gambhir and kolkata people be happy with....you r our asset and do it for us in the upcoming t20 world cup...

  • on May 30, 2012, 20:22 GMT

    Shakib is pride for Bangladseh,,,,,,we all Bangladeshi are very much Proud of him, as we are living in abroad...he give some proud felling moment to us....Great to follow this youngmen around the world where he playing.

  • Dan9999 on May 30, 2012, 20:26 GMT

    I think that Banglash should be playing more Tests against teams like West Indies and Zimbabwe, maybe even Ireland and a few, one off series against the bigger teams. Such contents against teams of a similar ability are always brilliant. Its not that much fun seeing the West Indies top order get trounced by Anderson and then Chanderpaul going along at a 30-odd strike rate to get then up to a mediocre score.

  • -Murad- on May 30, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    Shakib should play the county FC and CB40 games instead of these practice games against Ireland and Scotland.

  • on May 30, 2012, 22:26 GMT

    At least he got to play some games, unlike Tamim...