Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan made himself unavailable in the second and final Test against South Africa as he has left Dhaka for the USA on Friday night at 8:20 pm through Qatar Airlines due to family reasons.
After the ongoing first Test of the two-Test series against the Proteas, the Bangladesh cricket board will also miss the service of the champion player in the second Test as he has submitted a letter to the board regarding his unavailability, citing family reasons.
‘Yes, he will not take part in the second Test as he has left Dhaka for the USA on Friday because his daughter’s school has been opened,’ told Mohammd Jalal Yunus, the chairman of cricket operations of BCB.
The champion cricketer returned home on March 24 following the conclusion of the three-match one-day internationals against the hosts due to a family emergency after all members of his family were suffering from health hazards and undergoing medication at a city’s hospital.
However, the BCB didn’t rule him out of the Test series as was expected to be available for the second Test going to take place in Port Elizabeth from April 8 to 12.
The 34-year-old bagged 95 runs alongside 3 wickets in the ODIs against South Africa.
In the series opener, he struck a blistering 77 off 64 balls that helped the touring side earn a 38-run win to overcome their 20 years of win drought at South Africa’s den.
Earlier in the series, the left-hander became the talk of the country after he denied playing in the series to the reporters at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on the way to Dubai, where he claimed that he had been suffering mental, physical fatigue.
Following his return, the BCB president Nazmul Hasan held an in-person meeting with him, and subsequently, he took a u-turn and promised to play in the series.