I am disappointed: Shakib

Sports Correspondent

5 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said on Thursday that he is disappointed for not being able to earn a place in the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s playing eleven during the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Sunrisers dropped Shakib from their second game in the IPL after he provided a dismal performance in their opening match of the competition.

Regular skipper Kane Williamson returned in best elven after missing out the first match due to a shoulder injury.

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan faced the heat on his comeback match as Andre Russell and Shubhman Gill gave Kolkata Knight Riders a six-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL encounter in Kolkata on Sunday.

Shakib was given the responsibility to defend 13 runs in the final over, but Gill (18) struck him two sixes in his second and fourth delivery to take Kolkata to 183 runs for 4 wickets.

Before that Eden Gardens witnessed a Russell storm, with the Caribbean all-rounder smashing 4 fours and equal number of sixes in the fourteenth and nineteenth overs to take 40 runs in those two overs.

“Obviously from personal point of view, it is disappointing,” Shakib told reporters on Thursday.

“But sometime you need to understand the situations of the team. We have a formidable squad with sensational combination. All the overseas players are playing really well,” he said.

“So I have to wait for the opportunity. When the time comes, I hope I can perform,” he said adding that for the time being all he can do is pray that his team keeps their winning momentum intact.

“Only thing I can think of is that we can continue this performance and keep winning for orange army,” he added.

Sunrisers mentor VVS Laxman said that they feels sorry that they cannot accommodate proven campaigners like Shakib as they can field only four foreign cricketers in their playing line-up.

“Of course it feels bad. International cricketers, those who are match winner like Shakib, Kane Williamson. But we can only play four overseas players,” said Laxman.