This series might be a wake-up call for us: Shakib


Agency :
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan was disappointed and admitted to being perplexed by his team’s distraught defeat 2-0 against the USA, leaving Shakib and the rest of the team bewildered by their performance.

The USA made history by winning their maiden series against Bangladesh, securing a thrilling six-run victory in the second T20I on Thursday.

“I think no one expected that we will lose two games.

Any match you lose as a team is disappointing and you don’t want to lose a game and obviously it is very disappointing.

But having said that we have to play the World Cup and this series might be a wake-up call for us as we haven’t played the way we want to play,” said Shakib.

Shakib, however credited USA for their exceptional performance and achieving their first series win against an ICC full-member nation.

“Certainly it is disappointing and we didn’t expect it but we must give credit to the US team for the way they have played,” he said.


Shakib acknowledged that in the T20 format, teams need to excel in all three departments to emerge victorious against any opponent.

He noted that there are no small or big teams in T20 cricket.

“It’s a team game and everyone has to take the responsibility – you win as a team and you lose as a team.

I don’t want to blame any particular person or any particular department.

It’s just that T20 is such a format you have to play very good cricket in all three departments to win against any team.

There are no small or big teams in T20 cricket and that’s why it is more exciting than any other format.

And the proof of that is in the last two games the way US played,” he added.