Shakib Al Hasan not enjoying cricket
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Shakib Al Hasan said that he couldn’t enjoy playing against Afghanistan therefore he is seeking a break from the forthcoming South Africa series to regain his rhythm that would help him to appear with the beaming performance in the upcoming days.

Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said on Sunday night that he needs a break therefore he is not interested to play in the series forthcoming series against South Africa starting on March 18 Centurion.

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He further admitted that the torn show he left in the recently concluded Afghanistan series doesn’t permit him physically and mentally to come up with the glowing performances in the series against the Proteas.

‘From the personal point of view, this is definitely frustrating. I couldn’t meet the expectations of my fans alongside the BCB that frustrated me largely.’

The reason why he is seeking an interval that will help him to regain his rhythm and mental freshness.

‘The mental and physical state I am undergoing I don’t think it will permit me to take part in the international cricket the reason why I am seeking for a break.’

‘If I can regain my enthusiasm, I think playing at the international level will be easier for me.’

Shakib ended with a bellow per show in the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan compared to his usual standards where he could score 60 runs with bagging five wickets.

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In the two-match T20I series that concluded on Saturday at the southpaw only scored 14 runs in two matches alongside taking 2 wickets in the first game compensating 32 runs.

34-year-old champion all-rounder claimed that he was just like a passenger in the series against the visiting side.

‘I felt like a passenger in a car [during Afghanistan series], which I never want to be in either the ODI or T20I series. I tried but it didn’t work out.’

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‘I don’t think it would be wise for me to vie in South Africa in this state of mind,’ Shakib told the reports at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport prior to his flight to Dubai.

Earlier Shakib issued a letter to the Bangladesh Cricket Board stating that he is eying to skip the Test series against South Africa before the Indian Premier League auction commences.

However, due to the unwillingness of the franchises to rope him in the auction he went unsold for this season of IPLconsequently the BCB president Nazmul Hasan directed him to play in the forthcoming series.

His presence in the series was confirmed when the Tigers cricket administration confirmed his name in the Test squad.

‘I said this to Jalal [Yunus] Bhai and I think he will think about this and I will also think about it and then a decision should be taken,’ added Shakib.

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