Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said that his return to cricket after the ban can be challenging. Because it can be difficult for him to start from where he left and he also shares his biggest lesson he has learnt from this ban.
Shakib was banned from all cricket formats for 2 years after breaking the ICC’s Anti Corruption Code. His suspension will end on October 29, 2020. According to Shakib, the challenge for him will be to achieve a high level of scale that he has set for himself.
Shakib was in great form in the 2019 World Cup. He scored 606 runs in eight innings and also took 11 wickets. In the World Cup, he had scored two centuries and five half-centuries. When Shakib was banned, he was in a great rhythm. He hopes that he would maintain his rhythm after his return. Shakib Quoted to Cricbuzz,
“First of all, I want to return to the game. I will return to the game after 4-5 months,”
He wants to start from where he left but it is going be challenging for him. He said,
“No other decision will be taken before that. The biggest challenge is to be able to start again from where I had stopped, that is what I’m expecting from myself. Wish I can start from where I ended up. That is the challenge for me, nothing else,” he added.
He also shares his experience from this ban and says he has learnt a big lesson from it. Here is what he said on this,
“I have realized that there are certain things that you just cannot take lightly due to ignorance and probably that is the biggest lesson I learnt during this time,”
Why Shakib Al Hasan was banned?
A few years ago Shakib got an offer from betting before an international match, but he did not report it to the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit. In this case, Shakib had admitted his mistake in front of the investigating officers, after which he was banned. The ICC had said that Deepak Aggarwal first approached Shakib in 2017. Since then he was in constant contact with Shakib.