‘I want to end my career playing Test’ says Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib receives Man of the Match award from BCB president Papon
Shakib receives Man of the Match award from BCB president Papon

After receiving the grant of being rested from Test cricket for a while, world number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has said all he wants is to play Test cricket and he will end his career playing in the elite version of the game. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “সবার পরে টেস্ট থেকে অবসর নেব”]

“I wanted the slender rest so that I will be able perform for a long time. This break would usher me the opportunity to play for another five years or so. I will quit playing Test cricket at the very end of my career. I want to complete my cricket career playing Test cricket,” Shakib Al Hasan said in a press briefing arranged in his residence.

Defending his decision to take a break from Test cricket instead of shorter formats of the game, Shakib said, “The time is long when someone is rested from a Test series rather than a one day series or a T20I series.”

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“My prime task is to serve my country. Playing in franchise leagues outside the country is like spending holidays,” he added.

After much turmoil over the selection of squad without Shakib Al Hasan, for the forthcoming series against South Africa, the national team selectors named 16 men to go to one of toughest destinations of cricket world.