I prefer trophy rather than Player of the Tournament: Shakib
Comilla got off to flying start but Barishal came back in the final brilliantly. But in the end, they lost the battle.
BPL means the reign of Shakib Al Hasan. In the eighth edition, he got the award for the best player of the tournament for the fourth time. However, Shakib did not cherish this achievement, because the team did not win the title.
However, Shakib regrets not being able to lift the title. "Personally, the tournament was good for me," he said at the end of the final.
"But it would have been better for me to be able to lift the trophy than to be the best in the tournament."
Comilla got off to flying start but Barishal came back in the final brilliantly. But in the end, they lost the battle and had to accept the defeat of 1 run incredibly.
Shakib added, "It was a great match for cricket. Both teams made mistakes. But in the end Comilla held the nerve. Credit must be given to them."
The bowlers of Barishal were in great rhythm throughout the tournament. So the skipper did not forget to give credit to the bowlers. "Even after Sunil's innings, we come back well," he said.
"The bowlers must be credited for creating this situation. They were awesome throughout the tournament. It is not so easy to bowl the last 2-3 overs. Next time, we will have to come back strongly."