Shakib Al Hasan uncertain for India tour
By SMCS - Jul 3, 2024 9:00 am
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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is unsure if he’ll take part in the upcoming series against India. Bangladesh are scheduled to play two Tests and three T20Is against India from September 19 to October 12 soon after heir tour of Pakistan in August, where they will play a two-match Test series.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan stood firm on his decision

The veteran all-rounder Shakib, who left Dhaka for the USA on Monday (July 1) to play for the Los Angeles Knight Riders in the upcoming Major League Cricket, said that he was not thinking that much ahead and until now he has planned only up to the tour of Pakistan only as well.

“I don’t have many plans. There are two T20 tournaments in front of me one is MLC and the other one is the Global T20 League in Canada and let me see where I stand after playing these two tournaments because I need to understand [how I feel],” Shakib Al Hasan told reporters at the Airport on Tuesday before departing for the USA. “There is international cricket and there is a series against Pakistan and I am planning till that point of time and not planning beyond that. Now I don’t have time to plan for three four years and so planning for three to six months is better and later will think about my next plan and so till now I am planning till the Pakistan series.”

Taskin Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed

However, he also revealed that pacer Taskin Ahmed had apologised to his teammates for missing the game against India as well. Cricbuzz earlier reported that Taskin had missed the team bus and reached late at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua for the teams’ Super-8 clash of the just-concluded T20 World Cup as well.

“The team bus starts at a certain point and there is a rule for cricketers that team bus does not stop for anyone and if anyone misses it in that case he comes in the next car. The manager’s car or a taxi is there and the support of transport was difficult in the West Indies. When Taskin arrived it was five to 10 minutes before the toss and certainly it was difficult to pick him at that point in the team and it was difficult for him as well. Taskin apologized to the team for that afterwards and everyone in the team took it normally because a man can mistake and anyone can commit unintentional mistake and he accepted it and the thing ended at that point of time,” Shakib Al Hasan concluded.