Mushfiqur unaware of Shakib’s leave application

Mushfiqur Rahim at the press conference ahead of first test against NZBangladesh, without their top most performer of the team, are going to face South Africa in the crucial Test series to come. World number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan applied for a six month break from playing Test cricket that has been granted by BCB later on. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিবের ছুটি সম্পর্কে জানতেন না মুশফিক]

But Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim revealed he did not come to know the incident of Shakib taking a leave before. The ace all-rounder applied to the board president precisely without letting anything to spill out to Test skipper or head coach of the team.

“Shakib told to the board president; we heard from here and there,” said Mushfiqur Rahim.

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“I didn’t know whether he could manage the leave or not,” Mushfiqur added.

“When I heard about the grant of leave for Shakib, I became prepared mentally. He is not replaceable by anyone. Let’s see what we could do. Cricket is a game of unity; we will try to play well without him,” said Bangladesh Test skipper.