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‘I can’t believe that we have to play without you’ – Mustafizur Rahman tweets after Shakib Al Hasan’s ban

Mustafizur Rahman is shocked over Shakib's ban and cannot imagine that they will have to play without him.

Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan
Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

On Tuesday, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was handed a ban by ICC for two years after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The all-rounder accepted the fact that he failed in reporting ACU about the corrupt approaches being made to him by the bookies. After the news about Shakib’s ban came out, the cricketing fraternity got busy in passing their opinions on Twitter over the alleged player. But his fellow teammate, Mustafizur Rahman looked surprised, over Shakib’s suspension and awaits for his strong comeback.

32-year-old accepted the claims made by ICC that three times he was asked by the bookies about the inside team information for betting purposes. The approaches were made during an international tri-series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in January 2018, and Indian Premier League 2018.

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Mustafizur Rahman is surprised on Shakib’s ban

Bangladesh speedster, Mustafizur Rahman is shocked over Shakib’s ban and cannot imagine that they will have to play without him. He also hoped that his fellow teammate will make a strong comeback and is waiting for that day. The 24-year-old shared a tweet in which he wrote, “Don’t know what should I say. Still, I can’t able to believe that we have to play without you. But I know and believe one thing that you will be definitely come back strongly. We will be waiting for the day @Sah75official bhai. #WeAreWithShakib.”

Shakib Al Hasan can mark his return on 29 October 2020. After getting banned, Bangladesh spinner hopes that Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the government, who supported him over the years will keep supporting him in his tough times. “Those who have supported me over the years I hope they, the fans, Bangladesh Cricket Board, the government, the journalists will continue to support me in my bad and good time,” Shakib said as quoted by BBC.

He also expressed his thoughts that if they keep supporting him, he will come back stronger. “If you continue your support, I am hopeful I will come back to cricket soon. I will be stronger and will perform my responsibilities with more sincerity.” Bangladesh all-rounder added.

The 32-year-old played 56 Tests, 206 ODIs and 76 T20Is in which he scored more than 10,000 international runs and bagged a total of 562 wickets.

Here is the tweet

 

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