Shakib Al Hasan Calls His Ban A

Shakib Al Hasan Calls His Anti-Corruption Ban A “Blessing In Disguise”, Ready To Be Doubted By Bangladesh Teammates


Shakib Al Hasan hopes pay again the assist of his followers© AFP

A “blessing in disguise” he calls it however Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan says he’s additionally ready to be doubted by his teammates when, in a number of days’ time, he returns to cricket after serving a one-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches. Shakib was handed a two-year ban, one 12 months suspended, by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit on October 29 final 12 months, for not reporting a number of corrupt approaches by an Indian bookmaker. “…it helped me in some ways and largely in optimistic methods. Lot of doorways opened for me and I can take into consideration life in another way, it is a blessing in disguise. I do not remorse this one 12 months,” Shakib mentioned in a video posted on his official YouTube channel.


“When a person comes again from this example he’s far more matured. Now I believe in another way than earlier than and it’ll absolutely assist me in my life.” The 33-year-old is amongst 113 cricketers who will undergo a health check on November 9 and 10 forward of the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 event.

Requested if his teammates will doubt him, Shakib mentioned: “It is a tough query as a result of I’m not positive what goes via anybody’s thoughts. They’ll doubt me or don’t have any belief in me and I do not disapprove it completely. “However as I’ve spoken with nearly everybody I didn’t really feel it that means. I believe they’ll consider me like the way in which they used to do however as you mentioned anybody can have doubt over me at some nook of his thoughts as a result of it’s such a factor.”

On his comeback, Shakib mentioned he’s decided to “attain the place I’ve left”. “I need to repay you again for all of the assist. The followers have been behind me greater than my expectations. Every time I’ll play, the one factor that can come to my thoughts is how I can repay them again,” he mentioned. Shakib had grow to be the primary participant within the historical past of World Cup to attain 500 runs and decide 10-plus wickets in a single version final 12 months.


He mentioned it was “actually difficult” to carry out within the World Cup as he was below the ICC scanner and was consistently in contact with the Anti-Corruption and Safety Unit (ACSU) for the investigation, making it “an uncomfortable scenario”. “Actually it was not a pleasant feeling to go to mattress with. I used to be assuming that one thing would possibly occur and there have been occasions once I felt nothing would possibly occur…,” he recalled.

“(Nonetheless) that investigation had nothing to do with my efficiency within the World Cup because the investigation began in November/December so I may have been banned earlier than the World Cup. “I had a need to do effectively within the World Cup as I couldn’t carry out in response to my status on the world stage,” he mentioned.

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