Shakib-Al-Hasan wishes to erase the dreadful World T20 memory against India

India locked horns with Bangladesh in the league stage of ICC World T20 2016 at Bangalore recently. The hosts won the dramatic encounter by a whisker as Bangladesh failed to hold on to their nerves as a result of which lost the game by a solitary run. The result was unbelievable and has definitely the nightmare behind every Bangladeshi cricketer. Read: Cricket fraternity react to the India-Bangladesh World T20 thriller at Bangalore on Twitter

Shakib Al Hasan has been one of the most consistent all-rounder’s in international cricket and was instrumental behind Bangladesh’s run in the World T20. But all the glamour were out shadowed with the loss against India. Shakib opened up about the loss and spoke about how it still haunts him and his teammates. He was quoted by Cricbuzz saying, ” I don’t think we, as a team or as a nation, can forget that game ever. I hope that some day, we play a match like that against India and win it so that we can forget that game. But, it still keeps coming back.”

Shakib further spoke about their strategy while chasing down the target against India and said, “It’s difficult to explain what happened. Chasing is always difficult and tension played a big role. Those who are good at chasing, they always plan well. We can’t just keep focusing on the scoreboard because it builds additional pressure. We should have approached it the same way we would have while batting first. I feel that’s the better plan. Yes, the target and the overs remaining are always there at the back of the mind. Once you get into a good position, then you can adjust and time the chase well. We didn’t do that.” Read: ICC World T20 2016, Super 10, Pick of the Tweets: India vs Bangladesh at Bangalore

It’s difficult situation for any cricketer to get rid of such instance and Shakib has certainly been affected by it. He wishes to be in a similar situation once again but end up being on the winning side. Shakib will certainly look forward for another impressive outing in the distant future.

Shakib at present is rendering his services to the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and has done a good job with bat as well as ball.