Shakib Al Hasan has informed that he has no regret in failing to finish the game by himself in the match nine of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against New Zealand in Cardiff. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “এটা আমার সাথে কবরে যাবে না”]
Shakib came in when Bangladesh were 12/3 in reply to New Zealand’s 265/8. Soon, the score turned out to be 33/4. He put on a record 224-run partnership with Mahmudullah Riyad for the fifth wicket. Shakib scored his seventh ODI hundred. He made 114 runs off 115 balls hitting 11 fours and a six
Shakib got out when the Tigers were nine runs away from the victory. He was bowled by Trent Boult. He wanted to give an opportunity to Mahmudullah to score a hundred.
“Century was my personal achievement but it was important for me to win the match for my team and Tamim [Iqbal] always says I am never able to finish a game so I was determined that I have to finish the match. But unfortunately, it didn’t happen. May be it will happen in some other match, let’s see.
“But obviously, it feels good to finish the game in any situation. I think that ball was there to be hit but I was also thinking that if I smash that, may be Riyad bhai will not be able to score his hundred so I tried to take a single. If I was in the mood to hit that for a boundary, may be it would have been different,” he said.
The world number one allrounder has no regret in failing to finish the game.
“No regret, as it won’t go with me to the grave.”
-Ruffin, Corespondent, bdcrictime.com