Shakib to return home Friday
World’s number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is coming back to Bangladesh on Friday (August 12) after a long time. After spending only a few days in the country following his return to the country after Indian Premier League (IPL), Shakib had to head to the Caribbean on June 25 to feature for Jamaica Tallawahs in the fourth season of Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). This was a successful campaign for Shakib, as he tasted his first ever CPL title with Jamaica this season by beating Guyana Amazon Warriors by 9 wickets last Sunday. (নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুন)
Shakib had an average performance compared to his caliber for Jamaica this season. He scored 160 runs with the bat with a single fifty and bagged twelve wickets, having played in 13 games. But still his presence and experience was vital behind Jamaica’s second title.
And with this title win, Shakib now has the glory for playing in three dometic T20 championship winning sides after having won it for Kolkata Knight Riders in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League. Just for the record, Shakib is not too far behind among journeyman T20 performers, having played in 15 teams worldwide so far.
After winning the CPL, Shakib came live on Facebook on Monday, and revealed that he might go for a week-long vacation with his family after coming back to the country. But at the moment it looks like Shakib may not get that opportunity. Rather he is likely to take some rest before joining the ongoing national camp ahead of the home series against England in October.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com