Fans including Bangladesh team are also in the limelight due to their 224-run defeat against Afghanistan on their own home ground. Deep disappointment is also prevalent in the team due to this defeat. After this defeat, the team’s captain Shakib Al Hasan has expressed his desire to relinquish his captaincy.
Two months ago, Shakib, who was the best all-rounder in the ICC World Cup, could not save his team from defeat and lost his wicket early on the fifth day of the match, which gave Afghanistan a chance to name the match.
Shakib said in a statement to a cricket website, “I feel that now is the right time to be my captain.” Personally it will be good for my cricket. If I have to lead, we need to discuss many issues.” On the fifth day of the Chittagong Test, when Shakib was the first player out when Bangladesh’s innings started at 136 for six. Shakib took responsibility for the defeat himself.
On the fifth day of the match, two sessions were washed out in the rain, due to this, Afghanistan had to take the last four wickets in 18 overs to win the match. But Afghanistan’s team overshadowed Bangladesh’s first innings four overs. In this match, Afghanistan scored 342 runs in the first innings with the help of Rahmat Shah’s century. In response, Bangladesh’s first innings was bowled out for 205 runs.
After this, Bangladesh got a target of 398 runs due to Afghanistan’s innings of 260 runs, but the team was reduced to only 173 runs.
I had to spend more time at the crease
Shakib said, “I am really very disappointed. We had four wickets and there was also an hour and ten minutes to bat. My dismissal on the first ball of my day increased the team’s trouble. Responsibility is mine I think it would have been better if I hadn’t played that cut shot. This put the team under pressure. I should have taken responsibility for spending more time at the crease. This could have given some more relief to the dressing room”
In the second innings of this match, Shakib played an innings of 44 runs. Shakib and Soumya Sarkar shared an 18-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Shakib was sent to the pavilion by Zaheer Khan. Shakib was the highest run scorer for Bangladesh in the second innings. The entire team appeared helpless in front of Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan’s spin. Rashid Khan took 5 wickets in the first innings and 6 in the second innings. He was given the title of man of the match.