He is currently the national villain in Bangladesh. Tamim brought Iqbal to the World Cup. Then the last few weeks have been a nightmare for Bangladesh and captain Shakib Al Hasan. After losing to Pakistan in Eden on Tuesday by 7 wickets, it was confirmed that Bangladesh is going to be eliminated as the first team of the World Cup.
Regular batting failure. Along with that, the condition of the bowlers is also deplorable. Despite changing the batting order several times in the current World Cup, Bengal Tigers have not seen success. Same picture in Pak match. Liton Das, Mahmudullah fought back a bit after being 22/3. Then after the departure of the two, Shakib tried a bit. Then he got out before his half-century and Bangladesh collapsed. Only 204 runs. There was no mistake in chasing Pakistan. The returning Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafiq sealed Pakistan’s victory in the opening partnership.
A disappointed Shakib said after the match, “The pitch was good. Despite that, we could not score enough runs. We lost wickets in the beginning as well. We couldn’t even build a big enough partnership to storm in the last ten overs. We should have done better with the ball as well.”
Vimarsh Shakib did not stop here and said, “Pakistan bowled well in the first ten overs. They deserve credit. Batting order has to be changed again and again. I also went down early. But could not do more. My confidence is also low. At this stage of the tournament, it becomes difficult to make changes in many areas.”
“We are actually trying to force it. But success does not come like this. Right now we have to perform as a team for now. We are looking for answers. But I don’t get it. Wherever we go, fans come. They always support us. Fans are our greatest strength.”
Shakib has been the face of controversy in Bangladesh cricket ever since Tamim was dropped from the World Cup squad. Even during the World Cup, he left the team and came to practice in Mirpur. Which is widely debated. The star all-rounder heard two sounds on his return to his country. Even at the Eden on Tuesday, fans chanted ‘fake’, ‘fake’ at Shakib. Bangladeshi fans have renamed him Showroom Al Hasan. All in all, Bangladesh will be able to win the last three matches and put a smile on the faces of the fans, that remains to be seen.