Promised last night that I want to forget 2018 and start afresh: Sabbir

Sabbir Rahman, who is set to play for Sylhet Sixers in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is hoping to start afresh after a disastrous 2018.

Confidence a big factor: Sabbir
The year 2018 definitely has to be the worst in Sabbir’s career so far as he got suspended from International cricket in September 2018 and has also been in involved in various incidents including physically assaulting a fan during a National Cricket League match in Rajshahi as well as for using abusive words while replying to a Facebook post.

However, after the dreadful year, Sabbir is hoping to move on and come into the national reckoning through his performance in the upcoming BPL.

“I think the national team is open for everyone. BPL is a big stage for me. I will try to play my natural game and at the moment, I am thinking about BPL rather than the World Cup as it is still a long way. If I can perform extraordinarily in BPL, then there is a chance for me to make a return and I am looking forward to it. First, let me do well in BPL,” he said.

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Sabbir also admitted that for all the silly mistakes, his career is now on under threat and he now wants to improve himself not with his words, but only with his actions.

”I promised to myself last night that 2018 had been a dreadful year for me and I want to forget it and start afresh from this new year. I have realised that my career is getting under threat for all those mistakes. There is nothing you can prove by saying, so let me see how far I go regarding keeping my commitment to my own self.”

Meanwhile, Australia opener David Warner is all set to play for Sylhet Sixers in his first ever season in the BPL and he will also lead the side. And Sabbir believes Warner’s presence will be a huge factor for the side.
“Of course, he [Warner] is a big player and has got a lot of experience. His presence in the team is a big factor. If he shares his experience among us and we try to follow him, and the rest of the guys support him, we expect to have a good result,” he concluded.


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