Bangladesh v Afghanistan, World T20, Group A, Mirpur March 16, 2014

Knew it would be a one-sided game - Shakib

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Afghanistan were stifled by dot balls, a skill rarely displayed by the Bangladesh bowlers and that pressure led the hosts to bowl out an opponent for the first time in T20s during a nine-wicket win to begin their World T20 campaign.

Mohammad Shahzad's growing reputation as a big-hitting opening batsman, even in Bangladesh's domestic cricket, made him a big wicket for the home side. When he lashed out at Mashrafe Mortaza's first delivery and got caught at mid-off, it put Bangladesh in the front foot.

"Mashrafe bhai gave us the early breakthrough," Shakib Al Hasan said. "The fielding was good and the spinners got into the game quickly. It was important to start off with a wicket off the first ball. We played well overall in all three departments."

Mashrafe, Al-Amin Hossain and Shakib strung 24 dot balls between them during the Powerplay, which set up the three wickets that Afghanistan lost in that period. Importantly, Bangladesh's bowlers kept up the momentum throughout the innings. They bowled 67 dot balls in the 17.1 overs. Noticeably and even statistically, this was the Bangladesh bowlers at their best in the shortest format.

"It is always slightly difficult playing against teams like Afghanistan," Shakib said. "You don't know what's coming your way. Someone from No. 7 or 8 can blast the bowlers. Or someone can suddenly bowl well. It will be wrong to make predictions against them, so it is important to look after ourselves, and look to improve in every game.

"The two run-outs were vital, both were good batsmen. Though we dropped a catch, our fielding was good overall. [Mahmudullah] Riyad bhai took two good catches. It usually lifts the morale of the team, which is important for a T20 game."

Shakib insisted he was in a good frame of mind before the game, though there had been talk of unease and nerves in the dressing-room. Few days ago, captain Mushfiqur Rahim had called it a "revenge game".

"I think I was more relaxed before this game than any other match previously. I think our whole team knew that we will win and it will be a one-sided game," Shakib said. "I was about to throw a banana skin in the bin, I said if it falls inside, they will score 40 and if it doesn't they will make 80. They made 72."

But Shakib did confess to the team being relieved, particularly as the win helped avoid an early exit. "I said before that if we play to our potential, Afghanistan won't stand a chance," he said. "It [an upset] can happen once in a while. The pressure has been relieved. It was important to start off well so I am happy and relieved."

What also worked for Bangladesh, and it can easily get lost in all the hype of a big win, is the combination, especially in the spin department. The pitch in Chittagong wouldn't be too different, so there will remain enough reason to stick to this team, which looked more streamlined and focused for T20s.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • Captainman on March 19, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    @Gagg:...."our team is almost completely different than that second rate one that went to Bangladesh and the team was under a lot of turmoil after the Taylor sacking"??? - That's one of the worse excuses I have ever heard lol 2nd team, 3rd team doesn't really make a difference because we still beaten you without some our best players i.e. Shakib also like to remind you that Guptill, Ryder, Vettori these players I'm assuming you were talking about were all part of that 2010 series but still lost lol so whatever players you were missing or playing doesn't make the slightest of difference based on these facts :) why you bringing population? India has 1.2 billion so? in the end you can only fill 11 players not millions so poor logic I'm afraid :) NZ is an economically developed country with good facilities and Bangladesh is not. So what the NZ team has done in last few years? give us as 'many' matches and I guarantee BD will do even better. Poor excuses to cover your team downfalls :D

  • on March 18, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    if all other bangladeshi players also started thinking the same way, then this team would relly be beating all the top teams. the only thing they lack is self confidence which is seen only in a few players of bangladesh.

  • on March 18, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    I guess the 3 match ban Shakib served has not altered his ego and attitude. All neutral supporters will now be anti Bangladeshi, as I am now, after Shakib's mannerisms both on and off the field, especially if Bangladesh fans also condone it. To have this grudge and intensity towards a so-called minnow like Afhganistan who are just infants in this game shows the level of insecurity Bangladeshi players seem to feel.

  • vkumar_086 on March 18, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    Im expecting Shakib to tell like this "I KNEW IT WILL BE ONE SIDED GAME" in super 10 round against Australia, Pakistan, India and WI.......even though he tell like this, the above teams can consider that he is telling to his own team..

  • ExpectUs on March 18, 2014, 0:13 GMT

    When someone told me about that banana comment, I laughed a lot thinking he (the guy who told me) was joking. A grim face replaced that laugh when I learnt it was an actual comment Shakib made. Such arrogance! It's a shame, really. Being a fan doesn't mean you should take such thing lightly. It's really unsportsmanlike thing to say.

  • Ammo666 on March 17, 2014, 18:30 GMT

    Not only Shakib the whole BD knew what would be the result at the end in this match ag the tiger's got more ferocious & hungrier after the unexpected loss against them in the Asia cup!!

  • MAN_AT_WORK on March 17, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    Afgan can win a world cup according to their supporters !! really!! need to do basic right and behave is more required too

  • ahmadzaisaad on March 17, 2014, 9:01 GMT

    Shakib must know that 2015 WC is comming and we will see you there in pacy tracks, and also he should remember that Afghanistan won 2012 Asia vs Caribbean T20 Championship from same Bangladesh team, we set them out from 2014 U-19 WC, and also U-19 Asian Cricket games and don't ask about recent Asai cup won.

  • WahidOrnob2 on March 17, 2014, 8:09 GMT

    @Susmitha Olga Eric, I just suggest you to call a Doctor for you! You are nothing but a day dreamer! 300 runs! You just forget this is T-20 match and moreover you just forget about attitude of Indians team and most of their players. If you are not Indian arrogant supporter then I respect your comments and suggest you to read complete article about Shakib statement. He showed proper respect and said------ "It is always slightly difficult playing against teams like Afghanistan," Shakib said. "You don't know what's coming your way. Someone from No. 7 or 8 can blast the bowlers. Or someone can suddenly bowl well. It will be wrong to make predictions against them, so it is important to look after ourselves, and look to improve in every game. And, banana story is about our team plan. Actually, you don't have knowledge about cricket even though you don't have sports knowledge; I think.

  • P.BIPULKUMAR on March 17, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    AFG have long way to go tocome even BANGLADESH !!!!

  • Captainman on March 19, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    @Gagg:...."our team is almost completely different than that second rate one that went to Bangladesh and the team was under a lot of turmoil after the Taylor sacking"??? - That's one of the worse excuses I have ever heard lol 2nd team, 3rd team doesn't really make a difference because we still beaten you without some our best players i.e. Shakib also like to remind you that Guptill, Ryder, Vettori these players I'm assuming you were talking about were all part of that 2010 series but still lost lol so whatever players you were missing or playing doesn't make the slightest of difference based on these facts :) why you bringing population? India has 1.2 billion so? in the end you can only fill 11 players not millions so poor logic I'm afraid :) NZ is an economically developed country with good facilities and Bangladesh is not. So what the NZ team has done in last few years? give us as 'many' matches and I guarantee BD will do even better. Poor excuses to cover your team downfalls :D

  • on March 18, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    if all other bangladeshi players also started thinking the same way, then this team would relly be beating all the top teams. the only thing they lack is self confidence which is seen only in a few players of bangladesh.

  • on March 18, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    I guess the 3 match ban Shakib served has not altered his ego and attitude. All neutral supporters will now be anti Bangladeshi, as I am now, after Shakib's mannerisms both on and off the field, especially if Bangladesh fans also condone it. To have this grudge and intensity towards a so-called minnow like Afhganistan who are just infants in this game shows the level of insecurity Bangladeshi players seem to feel.

  • vkumar_086 on March 18, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    Im expecting Shakib to tell like this "I KNEW IT WILL BE ONE SIDED GAME" in super 10 round against Australia, Pakistan, India and WI.......even though he tell like this, the above teams can consider that he is telling to his own team..

  • ExpectUs on March 18, 2014, 0:13 GMT

    When someone told me about that banana comment, I laughed a lot thinking he (the guy who told me) was joking. A grim face replaced that laugh when I learnt it was an actual comment Shakib made. Such arrogance! It's a shame, really. Being a fan doesn't mean you should take such thing lightly. It's really unsportsmanlike thing to say.

  • Ammo666 on March 17, 2014, 18:30 GMT

    Not only Shakib the whole BD knew what would be the result at the end in this match ag the tiger's got more ferocious & hungrier after the unexpected loss against them in the Asia cup!!

  • MAN_AT_WORK on March 17, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    Afgan can win a world cup according to their supporters !! really!! need to do basic right and behave is more required too

  • ahmadzaisaad on March 17, 2014, 9:01 GMT

    Shakib must know that 2015 WC is comming and we will see you there in pacy tracks, and also he should remember that Afghanistan won 2012 Asia vs Caribbean T20 Championship from same Bangladesh team, we set them out from 2014 U-19 WC, and also U-19 Asian Cricket games and don't ask about recent Asai cup won.

  • WahidOrnob2 on March 17, 2014, 8:09 GMT

    @Susmitha Olga Eric, I just suggest you to call a Doctor for you! You are nothing but a day dreamer! 300 runs! You just forget this is T-20 match and moreover you just forget about attitude of Indians team and most of their players. If you are not Indian arrogant supporter then I respect your comments and suggest you to read complete article about Shakib statement. He showed proper respect and said------ "It is always slightly difficult playing against teams like Afghanistan," Shakib said. "You don't know what's coming your way. Someone from No. 7 or 8 can blast the bowlers. Or someone can suddenly bowl well. It will be wrong to make predictions against them, so it is important to look after ourselves, and look to improve in every game. And, banana story is about our team plan. Actually, you don't have knowledge about cricket even though you don't have sports knowledge; I think.

  • P.BIPULKUMAR on March 17, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    AFG have long way to go tocome even BANGLADESH !!!!

  • on March 17, 2014, 6:46 GMT

    This is the problem with BD one win and their players get bloated in their heads

  • on March 17, 2014, 5:54 GMT

    Ananda Herath and Hedayatullah Ghairat Shakib Is Our Best Player And No 1 Allrounder In World So He Say Like A Tiger .

    By The Way Man U Look Dawlat Behave He Throw Ball Tamil Iqbal And Sehzad (WK) He said Something Rush Talk Tamim. So Afganistan Proved Himself Like TALEBAN . They Never Change There TALEBANi Attitude Ok

  • on March 17, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    Bangladesh made a big deal of this match. The ODI loss to Afghanistan was clearly an upset and there was no need to dwell on it, as Bangladesh has to set sights on getting through the formality of the qualifying round and then proceeding as far as possible in the business end of the tournament. Anamul Haque wanting a ceremonial winning hit out of the ground was out of place too. The scores were level and they could have done it very professionally, as a test playing nation, by knocking a single. Every test playing nation would lose to a lower ranked team / associate team once in a while and they ( except Bangladesh) would simply put it behind them. There is no need to prove a point against the team causing the upset, as it is only an upset and everyone knows it. Shakib's banana skin comment was also totally out of place and reeks of disrespect for the opposition. Also his saying that he had known it would be a one-sided game was in bad taste. The physical confrontation was bad too.

  • on March 17, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    So unprofessional and totally disappointing. I thought Shakib was a gentleman, but he is not at all.To restrict Afghanistan under40 or 80 was possible in Shakib's dreams only, but just due to the fault of Afghan batsmen, his dream was realized. He forgot the Asia Cup game. My respect for him will never be the same. I hope BD lose all their games. Will See You in 2015 World Cup. SHAKIB, bring your ARMY THERE on the pacy tracks.

  • on March 17, 2014, 5:12 GMT

    The limit of arrogance! It seems that their loss to this very team by a huge margin in the Asia Cup has been forgotten! He decides the fate of Afghanistan by throwing a banana in the bin! If they thought The Afghans would go down for 40, they seriously need a doctor! Well, if the Afghans scored 300 in this game, he would have said they were trying to restrict them to 301 and praise himself along with the bowlers for the miraculous effort they put in to bundle them out for such a low score. And of course they'll collapse for 200. Then they'll blame the Afghans . But congratulate, never! If he said what he did about the Indian team, I might have agreed. But picking at these great fighters at such a horrible time is nothing but arrogance. Afghanistan is not like Bang where everyone supports cricket. So don't insult. From an Indian fan

  • Bangladesh_Forever on March 17, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    People are misunderstanding Shakib's comment "It is always slightly difficult playing against teams like Afghanistan,". He didn't mean Afghanistan in particular, he meant new teams as a general as you don't know the players. Those who are taking Shakib's 'Banana Skin' joke too seriously, where were their weighing machines of attitude when Stanikzai said, "We didn't want to beat Bangladesh so comprehensively, so we dropped a few catches." after their Asia Cup fluke against BD?

    Don't worry about Shakib's attitude, people. If he wasn't a proper cricketer in attitude he couldn't have played so many multinational games all round the world and still continuing... In fact, ex KKR coach Wasim Akram finds Shakib nothing less than a gentleman as he was speaking during his commentary...

  • on March 17, 2014, 4:30 GMT

    Shakib, Dawlat fined Shakib Al Hasan and Dawlat Zadran were fined 50% of their match fees after being reported by the onfield umpires for making deliberate physical contact. The incident happened in the ninth over of the Bangladesh innings when Dawlat ran into Shakib, who also retorted in a similar manner. Both players pleaded guilty to the offence.

  • Big_Brother_of_Cricket on March 17, 2014, 4:25 GMT

    Here comes the banana man from obscene behavior. Isn't there anyone to teach these big heads how to be humble and appreciate each others performances. It's hilarious he's thinking about restricting AFG to 40 after the bashing they got in Asia Cup. First win in 2014, after so many games, and banana man calling it one-sided. Even as an Aussie fan, I truly wish BD lose all their matches in the second round. These guys needs to understand how far up their backsides they are (Qouting from Graame Swann).

  • on March 17, 2014, 2:13 GMT

    Haha another classic borrrring lol

    Shakib added that the team was quite relaxed heading into the match. "I think our whole team knew that we will win and it will be a one-sided game."

  • bangla_slog on March 17, 2014, 0:43 GMT

    Don't be so negative guys. I am a Bangladeshi fan. I see nothing foul in Afganistan's pre match mind games. Bangladesh would have done the same if the situation was reversed. Now they lost, but in another game, they may do a lot better against us. Please show respect to opposition. Its a game, lets be friends everybody. Better luck next time.

  • Click_Click_Cricket on March 17, 2014, 0:13 GMT

    WELL DONE BD! But they should not get carried away so soon...Dear Cricket fans - we all know Shakib's comments are not putting AFG down, but he just let out the frustration/agony he raised inside him while suspended during the ASIA CUP a few weeks ago and saw AFG beating his team. Truth is, this BD team is pretty weak without Tamim and Shakib. Almost everyone will agree that AFG probably would have lost that ASIA CUP game if these two were available. Anyway, good luck to AFG team for the rest of the tournament! Last thing - AFG captain needs to talk to couple of players (Dawlat, Shehzad) to curb their bad attitude. They should let their performances talk for themselves, not their tongues.

  • bookie7600 on March 16, 2014, 23:41 GMT

    ..and then they think Sehwag needs to tone down his words!!

  • Vijay_P_S on March 16, 2014, 21:50 GMT

    Show some respect to banana skin Shakib. Walk over to the bin and drop it inside. If you throw and miss, someone might step on it and injure themselves. Stokes didn't respect the locker. See what happened to him.

  • nagarjun51 on March 16, 2014, 21:23 GMT

    Bangladesh felt too much pressure before this match and after too since nepal in a good position...remember just they won against Afghanisthan..But stiff competitions awaits for hosts

  • QTS_ on March 16, 2014, 20:59 GMT

    Shakib has a history of loose talking (even when he was captain) and impulsive actions (including the recent gesture that got him banned). So Afghan and BD fans, please do not read too much into his comments. Instead, follow the captain Mushfique's statements, which are usually more carefully crafted. Other than the revenge statement, there has hardly been any blemish in his words. Besides, he maintains a perspective of the big picture and the place of cricket in it, e.g. after the 2012 Asia Cup final loss, when home of Shahadat was stoned, he made a public call for calmness, pointing out that cricket was only a sport.

  • ferocious_aarv on March 16, 2014, 20:57 GMT

    Before this statement,I used to respect Shakib Al Hasan as he is good player but today you lost all that. Forget banana and bin, bangladesh, check your stats from past 15 years. you haven't improved in a single aspect of game. Shame

  • on March 16, 2014, 20:03 GMT

    @sumonkhorshed I guess you should say the same thing to bd fans when they play against Sri Lanka, India or Pakistan. Because last I remember both bd fans and bd team did lot of trash talking before the matches against sl, ind and Pak and I guess at that time we saw the difference between just a test side and a established test sides.

  • on March 16, 2014, 19:57 GMT

    I feel very bad for bangladesh cricket team even they are a test nation team and they still playing in qualifying matches for main draw .. even nobody still can imagine that bangladesh could win a match ... and Afghanistan team playing their best and they have good players but lack of experience specially in batting hope for the best side in coming time Inshallah

  • on March 16, 2014, 19:39 GMT

    If like to see how far bd go in this cup I predict apart from the qualifying round they wouldn't win single match best of luck bd like today u had luck

  • on March 16, 2014, 19:22 GMT

    That match (asia cup) was just an accident

  • avmd on March 16, 2014, 19:16 GMT

    You just lost to Afghanistan in Asia cup and syaing this ?? What a show of arrogance from a team which rarely wins , even against minnows.

  • criclover112 on March 16, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    Where is this arrogance coming from? Bangladesh has been flopping in cricket since its inclusion and there are some serious question marks over its test status.

  • reyme on March 16, 2014, 18:42 GMT

    BD Players were in a jolly mood and Shakib was kidding about prediction. I am sure Shakib has a lot of respect for the AFG team and so does all the BD fans...anyone would be happy after a win, its world cup. I am sure AFG would be happy if they could have won, right?...AFG captain and coaches made some harsh comment about BD before the match as well..

  • on March 16, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    Sakib is a very good bowler and batsman - one of the best allrounders in the game. One should not look for inconsistencies or contradictions in his statements. He is neither a lawyer nor an academic. The man is happy and relieved that the team won and as usual he played a very very important role. When he says that Afghanistan can be dangerous, he is merely showing respect for the opposition and that is nice. More players should learn from him how to be be charitable (and even humble) in victory.

  • sumonkhorshed on March 16, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    Afghanistan 72/10,Bangladesh 78/1.The score line shows the huge difference between a test side & associate.This is the real poor performance of afghans.I think afghan players & fans learnt a real lesson from Bangladesh.Don't talk too much...show your worth in field.Afghanistan is a good side.But they are far far away from test nations....dear afghans,stop talking non-sense against bd.respect bd as an test nation.hope afghans will bounce back from this miserable defeat...all the best for bd & afghans.Welcome in Bangladesh....Enjoy the tournament to all countries...this world t20,2014 in Bangladesh,the greatest show on earth in world cricket..........

  • on March 16, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    I can feel some overconfidence creeping into the Bangladesh side. I would suggest that they be careful against Nepal and Hong Kong.

  • Cricarf on March 16, 2014, 17:39 GMT

    "I said before that if we play to our potential, Afghanistan won't stand a chance," he said. "It [an upset] can happen once in a while. The pressure has been relieved. It was important to start off well so I am happy and

    What a superstar shakib is....telling us the true worth of the afg team

  • on March 16, 2014, 16:44 GMT

    Afghan Cricketers should realize the International Arena is different from street game ! They should behave in a decent way !

  • Cricsnake on March 16, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    Well done Bangla boys ! Hard work and hunger for a win made them too strong for Afghans. You took the revenge ! Lols ! Anyway good luck BD for the WC. An off day for afghans but hope they could comeback strongly in the next few games. I expect more polite statement from Shakib. I don't understand why BD team this much harsh on emerging Afghans. Anyway GL both teams from SL.

  • CricActually on March 16, 2014, 16:17 GMT

    Shakib is saying at one place, it is difficult to predict against team like Afghanistan and the next statement is that he knew it would be a one sided game and predicting scores by banana and bin. Ridiculous and self contradiction are the two words coming in my mind.

  • SyedAreYouDumb on March 16, 2014, 15:51 GMT

    This is the type of pitch that would also beat Australia with and WI. Since only good spinners can make use of the amount of turn and bounce.

  • SyedAreYouDumb on March 16, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    Afghan fans he probably was saying the way you guys were playing was simply poor and admit it, this was probably the worst performance you have seen. The way you were batting was poor.

  • Warm_Coffee on March 16, 2014, 15:42 GMT

    @stop: And it takes world number 1 team 1 run and last ball to beat a team like Bangladesh lol no need for hate my friend cheers ;)

  • asiacricket1234 on March 16, 2014, 15:31 GMT

    I hope people wont take these comments seriously as he was in a jolly mood today and was making a lots of Joke. He was kidding. As an international team they take every match with same importance and the boys worked hard after asia cup too. Good to see them winning today. Good Luck for next matches

  • on March 16, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    Afganistan will come back perhaps the stage and pitch was too much for them. I see the passion between the players (especially the Afghans). I might be getting a bit ahead of myself but I hope this gives birth to a Indo-Pak type rivalry granted there's no history outside of cricket between them but one can always hope. Granted Afghanistan was outplayed today but in a pitch more conducive to fast bowling if afghanistan bowled first who knows what might have happened. I know Afganistan can comeback. Hopefully they can get better at facing spin bowling. And help shut Shakib up. Love a Bangladeshi fan

  • on March 16, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    I hope he was joking, because if taken seriously, these words can come off sounding quite arrogant. The bin joke was quite hilarious though! Time now to focus on the remaining matches.

  • on March 16, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    I think nextt two games is important as well . u can't take any team in t20 easyli because one or two player can make difference . if we look at warm up match zim against Hk it's a good example. in professional cricket no time for relaxation .

  • Fogu on March 16, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    I think that is a poor comment by Shakib. Even if the team was confident, he shouldn't say "one sided match" comment in media. We need to get better at media relations. Good win by our boys though. Glad to see the killer instinct . Go Tigers!

  • on March 16, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    I agreed with sakib doesn't matter who is opponent u should play ur own cricket than good result will come . Because sometimes weaker team can make upset but if you play natural game its not happen in another time . roar tiger

  • on March 16, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    today was belong to bangladesh and someone had way too bad lucky day:D and shakib u r dam rite it was meant to be :)

  • soundtracks on March 16, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    Lets be honest, afghanistan has only four players (Dawlat, shappor, Nabi ,shanwari, istankzai) the rest is just amatures.

    the sad thing is they dont have the age(expired over 30+) or the talent, you do not need magnefying glasses to see that they luck both age, and talent, i saw today, how they bat man, thats like me playing in my backyaard. no technic what so ever and they will not get it either. a real coach will tell them " go boy do something else to most of the team members cricket not thier thing!" i have see and followed thier batting now for long time. and they luck everything.

  • FirojAlam on March 16, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    Afgans were flying in the air without assessing the reality well. I assume they are hurt enough and will not be able to rise up in this series.

  • on March 16, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    We should not be smug. We have a long way to go still. Proud to be a BANGLADESHI!!!!!!!!

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  • on March 16, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    We should not be smug. We have a long way to go still. Proud to be a BANGLADESHI!!!!!!!!

  • FirojAlam on March 16, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    Afgans were flying in the air without assessing the reality well. I assume they are hurt enough and will not be able to rise up in this series.

  • soundtracks on March 16, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    Lets be honest, afghanistan has only four players (Dawlat, shappor, Nabi ,shanwari, istankzai) the rest is just amatures.

    the sad thing is they dont have the age(expired over 30+) or the talent, you do not need magnefying glasses to see that they luck both age, and talent, i saw today, how they bat man, thats like me playing in my backyaard. no technic what so ever and they will not get it either. a real coach will tell them " go boy do something else to most of the team members cricket not thier thing!" i have see and followed thier batting now for long time. and they luck everything.

  • on March 16, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    today was belong to bangladesh and someone had way too bad lucky day:D and shakib u r dam rite it was meant to be :)

  • on March 16, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    I agreed with sakib doesn't matter who is opponent u should play ur own cricket than good result will come . Because sometimes weaker team can make upset but if you play natural game its not happen in another time . roar tiger

  • Fogu on March 16, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    I think that is a poor comment by Shakib. Even if the team was confident, he shouldn't say "one sided match" comment in media. We need to get better at media relations. Good win by our boys though. Glad to see the killer instinct . Go Tigers!

  • on March 16, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    I think nextt two games is important as well . u can't take any team in t20 easyli because one or two player can make difference . if we look at warm up match zim against Hk it's a good example. in professional cricket no time for relaxation .

  • on March 16, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    I hope he was joking, because if taken seriously, these words can come off sounding quite arrogant. The bin joke was quite hilarious though! Time now to focus on the remaining matches.

  • on March 16, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    Afganistan will come back perhaps the stage and pitch was too much for them. I see the passion between the players (especially the Afghans). I might be getting a bit ahead of myself but I hope this gives birth to a Indo-Pak type rivalry granted there's no history outside of cricket between them but one can always hope. Granted Afghanistan was outplayed today but in a pitch more conducive to fast bowling if afghanistan bowled first who knows what might have happened. I know Afganistan can comeback. Hopefully they can get better at facing spin bowling. And help shut Shakib up. Love a Bangladeshi fan

  • asiacricket1234 on March 16, 2014, 15:31 GMT

    I hope people wont take these comments seriously as he was in a jolly mood today and was making a lots of Joke. He was kidding. As an international team they take every match with same importance and the boys worked hard after asia cup too. Good to see them winning today. Good Luck for next matches