‘In Bangladesh, you can become a star or a villain just in a day’
Bangladesh is one of the countries where cricket is very popular. However, the negative reaction of the supporters is not uncommon here. The fans are so addicted to the cricketers that anyone here becomes a star overnight. On the contrary, it’s not a hard task to be a villain overnight.
The 28-year old batsman has already seen many ups and downs in his career. He’s been out of the national team in recent times. Be he’s not losing hope. Constantly he’s trying to prepare himself more.
Sabbir said to Bdcrictime, “Even if I get a chance in the national team, not everything goes well. If someone gets a chance in the national team, it is just the beginning for him. At first there are many kinds of emotions. You can’t become a star so fast.”
“However, in Bangladesh, of course, you can become a star or a villain just in a day according to your contribution in match winning or match losing. It was a different feeling for me to get a chance in the national team before the 2014 T20 World Cup. And dropping from national team was also a lesson, whatever the reason is performance or fitness,”
There is no game on the field currently due to coronavirus. Although Sabbir isn’t in the national team, he would have been busy with Premier League. However, the league is also postponed indefinitely due to current situation.
In a long conversation, Sabbir also talked about his friends and teammates of the national team. There is a WhatsApp group consisting of national team cricketers. “All of our five senior cricketers (Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal) love me very much. All five help a lot, care a lot. They are always on the side. We talk in WhatsApp, we talk in cellphone. I talk to them about everything. There is a leader in any decision. When a senior speaks, everyone listens to it, tries to comply, agrees.”