Shakib Al Hasan Responds to Virender Sehwag’s Criticism with Match-Winning Performance

Veteran Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan responded to criticism from former India cricketer Virender Sehwag after leading Bangladesh to a 25-run win against the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup. Shakib’s unbeaten 64 off 46 balls helped Bangladesh inch closer to securing a Super Eight berth from Group D.

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Sehwag had criticized Shakib after his poor performances against Sri Lanka and South Africa, suggesting he should retire from the T20 format. In response, Shakib asked, “Who?” when asked about Sehwag’s comments in a post-match press conference.

“A player never comes to answer any questions,” Shakib said. “A player’s job is to bat for the team if he’s a batsman and contribute to the team. If he is a bowler, his job is to bowl well. The wicket is about luck. If he is a fielder, he should save each run and take as many catches as he can. Here, actually, there’s nothing to answer for anyone.”

Shakib acknowledged the discussions around his form and place in the team but emphasized the importance of focusing on contributing to the team’s success.

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“I think it is important for a current player (to see) how much he can contribute to his team. When he can’t contribute, then naturally there would be discussions and I don’t think it is a bad thing,” he added.

Bangladesh will face Nepal in their final Group D match, where a win would secure their Super Eight berth. If they lose, they would rely on Sri Lanka beating the Netherlands.

Shakib’s response to criticism with a match-winning performance showcases his resilience and determination, highlighting his value to the Bangladesh team.

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Veteran Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan responded to criticism from former India cricketer Virender Sehwag after leading Bangladesh to a 25-run win against the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup. Shakib's unbeaten 64 off 46 balls helped Bangladesh inch closer to securing a Super Eight berth from Group D.

Sehwag had criticized Shakib after his poor performances against Sri Lanka and South Africa, suggesting he should retire from the T20 format. In response, Shakib asked, "Who?" when asked about Sehwag's comments in a post-match press conference.

"A player never comes to answer any questions," Shakib said. "A player's job is to bat for the team if he's a batsman and contribute to the team. If he is a bowler, his job is to bowl well. The wicket is about luck. If he is a fielder, he should save each run and take as many catches as he can. Here, actually, there's nothing to answer for anyone."

Shakib acknowledged the discussions around his form and place in the team but emphasized the importance of focusing on contributing to the team's success.

"I think it is important for a current player (to see) how much he can contribute to his team. When he can't contribute, then naturally there would be discussions and I don't think it is a bad thing," he added.

Bangladesh will face Nepal in their final Group D match, where a win would secure their Super Eight berth. If they lose, they would rely on Sri Lanka beating the Netherlands.

Shakib's response to criticism with a match-winning performance showcases his resilience and determination, highlighting his value to the Bangladesh team.

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