When Shakib was asked if the defeat handed to Australia sends out a stern message – come and take notice of us, he said : “I think it that way.”
Meanwhile, Shakib claimed the win over England in the last Test match played in Dhaka was perhaps the beginning of a new look Bangladesh side while winning an away Test against Sri Lanka to mark their 100th match boosted their confidence and raised their self belief.
“I think the win against England gave us the confidence that we can make a comeback in Test cricket while the win against Sri Lanka was also important as no team, apart from India, had done well over there,” Shakib told the reporters.
However, the 30-year old all-rounder also said the recent win the Aussies would always special. “The win was very important for us as beating Australia will always be something [special]. We were inspired because we have not played against them,” he concluded.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com