Shakib’s words inspire Tigers to victory

Shakib is ecstatic after taking a wicket
Shakib is ecstatic after taking a wicket

Yesterday, the Mushfiqur Rahim led Tigers registered their first ever Test victory over Australia after some brilliant cricket sealed a scintillating 20-run win, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead in the two match series. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিবের মন্ত্রেই পাল্টে গিয়েছিল চিত্রনাট্য]

Shakib turned in a performance for the ages in both innings — an 84 and five wickets in the first innings and more importantly, another five-wicket haul on the fourth day today, which started with Australia as overwhelming favourites.

Apart from match winning performance, the experienced all-rounder also inspired his team mates with his inspirational words and according to young off-spinner, those words guided the side to the victory.

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“Yesterday during drinks break, one of Shakib bhai’s words inspired me. He said, ‘They believe in us, that’s why they came to the field. If they can believe we can win, then why shouldn’t we, the cricketers, do the same?’ That totally had changed our mindset and then went hard to win the match,” revealed Miraz.

“Sometimes we thought we could win the match, for a while when they made a big partnership we thought we could lose,” added Taijul.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com