'Tired' Shakib feels more confident after reaching Super 12s

Shakib has been playing continuously for the last 5-6 months. Recently he has come to the T20 World Cup playing Indian Premier League (IPL).

'Tired' Shakib feels more confident after reaching Super 12s

Khan Mutasim Billah Life
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Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has expressed relief after reaching the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 but also said that he’s feeling bit tired at the moment.
Bangladesh lost their first match in the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup to Scotland. That defeat raised fears of qualifying for the Super 12. The team were also in danger of losing against Oman at one stage.
However, the Tigers, who kept their hopes alive after beating Oman, have confirmed their participation in the Super 12 with a bang. Bangladesh beat Papua New Guinea by a huge margin of 84 runs in their last match to ensure the main round on Thursday (October 21).
“Every game we're playing gets us into more confidence. Obviously, it was a setback, the first game, but in the T20 format, the team that is better on the day wins. But now the pressure is off and we can play expressively,”
Shakib said.
Shakib has been playing continuously for the last 5-6 months. Recently he has come to the T20 World Cup playing Indian Premier League (IPL). So tiredness is very natural in this case, Shakib also didn’t hide but said that he’s not worrying about it now.
“A little tired, I've been playing non-stop cricket for the last five-six months, it's been a long season for me. But hopefully I can pull this tournament off,” he added.
The 34-year old all-rounder has been in blistering form too as he’s adjudged man of the match in two consecutive matches of the ongoing T20 World Cup. He also became the joint highest wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup history alongside Shahid Afridi.