'Why watch the game when I already know the result?' - Raqibul Hasan lashes out at Bangladesh Test team

Bangladesh recently lost a Test series against West Indies.

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Bangladesh cricket team. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images)

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Bangladesh’s former skipper Raqibul Hasan has come down heavily on his team’s performance in Test cricket. To note, Bangladesh recently lost a Test series at the hands of the West Indies and never looked in the game.

Bangladesh also lost a Test series at the hands of Sri Lanka recently. Playing at home, Bangladesh settled for a draw during the first Test match, but Sri Lanka played some excellent cricket during the second Test match and came out victorious against the home team to clinch the Test series. Before that, Bangladesh had also suffered a Test series loss against South Africa.

‘Sometimes I wonder how they have scored 5,000 runs’ – Raqibul on Shakib and Tamim Iqbal

“The way Tamim [Iqbal] and Shakib [Al Hasan] played some of the shots that got them out. Sometimes I wonder how they have scored 5,000 runs,” the former captain was quoted by India Today.

“Not many are interested in Test cricket in our country, but in other countries, they have many fans. Why? Because if I go to watch our games, I know the result already. Bangladesh will lose anyway. So why should I go and watch that game? Unfortunately, our demonstration of cricket is very ugly. Why would I go to the field to watch an ugly display of cricket? When you play well, win games regularly, and fight in tough situations, only then will there be spectators,” he added.

After losing the Test series, the visitors will take on the Men in Maroon in a three-match T20I series slated to start on July 2 (Saturday) at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica.

After the T20I series is done and dusted, the focus will be shifted toward the 50-over series. Just like T20Is, a total of three ODI matches will be played between the two nations with the first match to be played on July 10 (Sunday) at the Providence Stadium, Guyana.