You cannot take things lightly and that has been the most important lesson: Shakib Al Hasan
DHAKA: Premier Bangladesh all terrain Shakib Al Hasan , who is serving a one-year ban for failing to report a corrupt approach, says that not taking things lightly due to ignorance was the biggest lesson he learned from the infamous incident.
Shakib, who had racked up 606 races at the 2019 World Cup, was banned by the ICC for two years last October with one year suspended after he accepted three charges for violating the world body's Anti-Corruption Code.
I have come to realize that there are certain things that you simply cannot take lightly due to ignorance and that is probably the most important lesson I learned during this time, DW Bangla quoted Shakib, who is currently in the United States, as saying.
Its ban ends on October 29 of this year.
It is a very difficult time for me because you always think that I am not playing or that I cannot play. The good news is that I was able to stay with my wife during the birth of our second child.
I couldn't do that when my first daughter was born and I'm trying to be with them in the running of the bulls. Ensuring that I am not depressed is extremely important to me since I am locked in my home.
The 33-year-old was in sublime contact with the bat before the ban brought him down. Shakib hopes it will start again from where he left off.
First of all, I want to get back to the game. I will be back in the game after 4-5 months. No other decision (will be made) before that. The biggest challenge is being able to start again from where I was standing, that's what I expect from myself.
I wish I could start where I ended up. That is the challenge for me, nothing more.
Shakib was sensational at World Cup number three and said that great South African AB de Villiers inspired him to hit that position.
I was talking to de Villiers during the BPL before the world cup. It was just a normal conversation. He told me that sometimes he's hit late. If he had hit number three, then he could have contributed more to the team and scored more runs.
Thinking about the team, he always had to play at four, five, six. His theory was to play in the middle order and score 70-80, which sometimes gives the team an advantage and sometimes it doesn't work. But if he had hit at three, he could have scored 100-120 and could have won more, he added.