Shakib al Hasan, the captain of the Dhaka Dynamites has admitted that he was a great admirers of the Indian Cricket Team.
Shakib had said this after his team came off with a win in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 2016-17 season played on Friday at the Sher-e- Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, against the Rajshahi Kings.
The captain was delighted at their claiming of the season trophy, and attributed the reason for their success both throughout the whole tournament and in the final, to their ability to cooperate well enough and play together as a team.
Speaking in a post-match press conference on Friday, Shakib had also expressed his gratitude to the coach of the team, Khaled Mahmud, who he believes his presence went a long way to inspire and motivate the team to their final success.
Shakib also did not fail to mention the senior players whom he believed helped them a lot all through the journey to the final game.
The player of the final was given to Sri Lankan legend, Kumar Sangakkara, who praised the team culture, while noting that the entire tournament was one he really enjoyed.
“It was a really enjoyable tournament for me.”
“More importantly, everyone was trying to do their job in the side so it was a lot of fun playing with them. I am a great admirer of the West Indian boys.”
“You have Andre Russell and Evin Lewis, even the guys who didn’t get a chance to play like Ravi Bopara and Mahela; they all contributed.”
“I was very impressed with the local boys, [Abu Jayed] Rahi, and unfortunately [Mohammad] Shahid, who got injured. I think everyone contributed well and worked hard for the success,” he concluded.