Shakib wants rest!

10 Sep 2017, 20:37 | updated: 10 Sep 2017, 20:46

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Dhaka: World number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is now in golden couch in all format of cricket. He was absolutely brilliant in last Test series against Australia.

Shakib performed in the series with the bat and ball really as the top ranker and played vital role to win the first Test match.

But before South Africa tour Shakib ‘wants’ rest for six month showing personal reason, BCB said.

A Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official said Shakib on Sunday informally wanted a six-month vacation. But BCB will decide the issue before declaring squad against South Africa.

When asked, BCB Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu told the NTV Online, ‘I think Shakib is our one of the best Test players. Still we believe that he is in the team. After getting formal letter in this regard we will decide it.’

Bangladesh are scheduled to fly for South Africa on September 16. There the tigers will play two Test matches, three ODIs and two T20s.