Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan outlines his retirement plans

shakib al hassan Has outlined his retirement plans, saying that the 2025 Champions Trophy could be his last assignment as an international cricketer. He said he plans to quit T20Is after the 2024 T20 World Cup and may retire from Tests after the upcoming ODI World Cup in India.

Shakib said, “2025 Champions Trophy for ODI and 2024 T20 World Cup for T20I. Tests can happen soon. Maybe (after the World Cup).” “I will retire at once, but one by one I will stop playing in every format. “I will announce my retirement after the 2025 Champions Trophy.”

in an interview with t-sportsin which he Tamim Iqbal criticized After being left out of Bangladesh’s World Cup squad, Shakib also revealed that he almost gave up the captaincy after returning from the Asia Cup earlier this month, but remained for the World Cup after talks with the team management. are.

He said that after Tamim’s resignation in early August, he had initially refused the captaincy for the Asia Cup, but thinking about the team, he took the responsibility.

Shakib said, “Given the current reality, I am captain only till the World Cup. Not even for a day more.” “I resigned from the captaincy on September 17. I informed Papon Brother And emailed the CEO that I do not want to be the captain. The reasons were the same when I did not want to captain before the Asia Cup. I don’t think my captaincy is adding any value at this stage of my career. I just wanted to bowl my ten overs, give my best in fielding and my batting.

“The easiest thing for me would have been not to be captain. When they offered me the job, I immediately told them I didn’t want to do it in this situation. At this age, I didn’t want to do it.” Bear this pressure. I want to smile, enjoy my game, perform for Bangladesh.

“(Papon) told me about the situation. A captain has to work on and off the field. When I came to know that the BCB, the coach and the team management were unanimous in their decision about me, then I took over the captaincy. “

In his second stint as full-time ODI captain, Shakib has so far led Bangladesh only in the Asia Cup, where they have defeated Afghanistan and India in five matches. Bangladesh are now in India for World Cup warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and England in Guwahati on September 29 and October 2. Their first match in the tournament is against Afghanistan in Dharamsala on 7 October.

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