Shakib Al Hasan, who was banned by the ICC for failing to report corrupt approaches from a bookie, has wished the Bangladesh team success for their upcoming tour of Pakistan.
The Bangladesh team are set to depart for Pakistan today to play three T20Is from Jan 24 to Jan 27. Shakib Al Hasan attended a programme at The Daily Star premises today to announce his contract extension with Lifebuoy, where he wished the Tigers success for the upcoming series.
The Pakistan series had been entangled in security concerns and before both the BCB and the PCB agreed to a three-phase tour in order to make it easier for the Bangladesh players to test the waters of the tight security blanket that will be present in Pakistan.
“I hope that everyone travels safely and return after a good series with success for Bangladesh,” Shakib said during the event.
Bangladesh will be missing the services of Mushfiqur Rahim for the tour but Shakib feels that the Tigers have a chance to get a good result.
“Sri Lanka recently won the T20 series 3-0 against Pakistan so we should get a good result too,” he said.
Asked if missed playing cricket, Shakib said: “When you are involved with something, whether you like it or not, you will miss it when it’s gone and it’s normal. It’s no different for me.”