Shakib Al Hasan’s Test sabbatical request accepted


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Shakib Al Hasan wants to focus his efforts only on white-ball cricket for some time.

Shakib Al Hasan needs to center of attention his efforts most effective on white-ball cricket for a while. © Getty

Shakib Al Hasan‘s request for a short-break from Test cricket has been accepted, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Cricket Operations Chairman Mohammad Akram showed on Monday (September 11).

The all-rounder submitted a letter to the board on Saturday, mentioning this request and his need to control his workload. Upon receiving the written plea, BCB president Nazmul Hasan is known to have held a number of conferences with the board weigh the topic and due to this fact okayed the request.

As a result of the advance, Bangladesh will go back and forth to South Africa for his or her two-Test collection in overdue September with out the services and products of the 30-year-old, who by the way, was once at the leading edge of the workforce’s historical Test win over Australia in Dhaka (10 wickets and a part century). Shakib will alternatively, proceed to characteristic in white-ball assignments for nation and membership(s) all over this sabbatical from Tests.

“Shakib wrote a letter to us asking for a six-month break,” Akram mentioned. “He can miss the first Test against South Africa but if he wants, he can play the second Test. He will not be traveling with the team but he can tell us what he decides to do.”

Akram showed that Shakib’s choice to ease his workload was once achieved with an eye fixed on prolonging his profession. One of essentially the most embellished all-rounders of this technology, Shakib has featured in 51 Tests, 177 ODIs and 59 T20Is for Bangladesh all over which he has scored 9785 global runs and brought 482 wickets enroute to changing into an important cog in Bangladesh’s upward push as a cricketing country.

“We can’t always be thinking about us. We should also keep his fatigue into consideration,” Akram mentioned.

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