Mahmudullah expects Shakib to fire in 3rd ODI...

Dhaka, Friday   25 June 2021

Mahmudullah expects Shakib to fire in 3rd ODI

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:01 PM, 27 May 2021  

Mahmudullah expects Shakib to fire in 3rd ODI

Mahmudullah expects Shakib to fire in 3rd ODI

Bangladesh senior player Mahmudullah Riyad said there is nothing to be worried about the form of Shakib Al Hasan who is yet to live up to the expectation.

Star allrounder Shakib came back into International cricket after missing the last two assignments of Bangladesh but couldn’t show anything worthy. He scored just 15 and took one wicket in the first match but was out on naught and claimed two wickets in the second game.

Bangladesh however won the two matches, thanks to good performances from Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad and Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

“There is nothing to be worried about Shakib. He knows his game. He knows what to do and what needs to be done. It’s no joke that a player has been the number one all-rounder for 10-12 years,” Mahmudullah said.

“He got a good start in the first match but couldn’t put it to use. But I am very sure that he will play good innings in tomorrow’s match,” he added.

Shakib Al Hasan is now just one wicket shy of breaking two records in ODI format of cricket—the most wickets by a Bangladeshi bowler and most wickets in a single venue. He is now in level with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza with 269 wickets for Bangladesh and Pakistan legend Wasim Akram with 122 wickets in a single venue.

DailyBangladesh/SA