Shakib Al Hasan, the star all-rounder has given out a statement that if Bangladesh fails to win in 2023 then he will play till the 2027 World. The veteran all-rounder recently returned to the national side after finishing his ban that was imposed by ICC for breaking the code of conduct.
The 34-year-old is rated as one of the best in the business in international cricket. He is one of the biggest match-winning all-rounders. In the 2019 World Cup, he was in his peach form with the bat. He smashed 606 runs and grabbed 11 wickets with the ball. The left-handed all-rounder was the prime contender to win the player of the tournament. But, he missed out on Kane Williamson.
If Bangladesh doesn’t win in 2023, I will play in the 2027 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan
With him aging, the fans might have thought that he will soon bid adieu to cricket but that is not the case. In an interview, Shakib Al Hasan said that if Bangladesh fails in winning the 2023 World Cup then he will continue playing international cricket until 2027.
“In the year 2023. It’s my last World Cup. If Bangladesh doesn’t win, I will continue until 2027,” Shakib was quoted as saying in an interview with Daraz.
Shakib cleared that he is not going to retire anytime soon. The Bangladesh all-rounder added that he will leave the game when he stops enjoying the game.
“I have no plans of retirement as of now. The prospects are open for the time being. When I will feel I’m not enjoying the sport anymore, then I will retire. And until the time I feel I am enjoying, I will continue,” Shakib added.