Beleaguered Shakib slams former players for criticising the team

Shakib hits out at the former players for flaying the national team

By CricketCountry Staff

Dhaka: Mar 7, 2011

Beleaguered Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan slammed some of the former top cricketers for coming down heavily on the team following a humiliating defeat at the hands of West Indies.

Shakib said that the former players are no different from cricket fans. “I feel really bad when I see the former cricketers talk like common fans,” Shakib said in his column in a local Bengali daily Prothom Alo.

Shakib said that it is unfair for the former players to criticise the team when they themselves have gone through such kind of situations in their playing days. “They understand a lot, have played a lot and went through this kind of situation a lot of times. It is really disappointing,” he said.

Former Bangladesh cricketers, including ex-skippers Aminul Islam, Khaled Mahmud and Habibul Bashar, flayed the Tigers in television talk shows and newspaper columns for their spineless batting show.

Bangladesh were all out 58 against West Indies for their lowest ever one-day international which resulted in a nine-wicket walloping at the hands of the men in maroon.

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