Bangladesh’s cricketer Shakib Al Hasan feels there is no point in boycotting any t20 league, including the Indian Premier League (IPL). He reckons that he has learnt a lot from the world’s cash-richest league and that it should commence to teach to the raw talent.
He claims that players from all across the world wish to play IPL, which is a great opportunity to gain experience. While replying to a fan regarding of or not he will participate in the upcoming edition of the tournament, Shakib said,
“IPL is such a platform where players from all over the world want to play the tournament. Playing here (IPL) is always a great opportunity for the players, and the experience you gain playing there is a big thing,”
The player further stated that he learnt many things by only watching the world-class cricketers. Shakib has realized why specific cricketers rule modern-day cricket just by playing with them in the same team. He narrated he would not have been what he is now had he not played the IPL.
“I didn’t play games ahead of the 2019 World Cup, and I had to sit on the bench for the entire one and half months. But while staying there, I learned how to become the best in the world by watching the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan, David Warner, Kane Williamson and others. Just by being in the same team as them, I realised why they rule the world cricket and had I not been in IPL; I would not have known that,”
Shakib, the all-rounder, was the highest run-getter for his team in the World Cup 2019, and he credits IPL for his success. He says not only IPL, but no league should be banned.
“I am trying to reach that level, and I think IPL helped me a lot, and I got the result during the 2019 World Cup. Whether it’s the IPL or CPL, it’s very important, and the amount of experience I gain eventually benefits Bangladesh cricket. Not just IPL, there is no point to boycott any leagues,”
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