Shakib is not happy with IPL Performance

Sudipta Biswas / 29 May 2016

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is not a happy man right now. Kolkata Night Riders lost in the eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. He is not satisfied with his own performance. Shakib took five wickets in 10 matches and failed to take more than one in any match for Kolkata.

“The team performed well in the tournament but individually I could have done much better. I didn’t really do anything to feel pleased,” Shakib said. His average this edition was 48.60 at an economy rate of 7.43 runs per over. The numbers are significantly higher than his Twenty20 career average (20.59) and economy rate (6.74).

The 29-year-old ace allrounder did notch his IPL top score – 66 not out against Gujarat Lions, but it was his only knock of any substance as he scored just 114 runs this year.

Having played three tournaments on the bounce – the Asia Cup, the World T20 and IPL – he said he is exhausted. But he will get a little time for rest because of the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. “My plan now is to go home and rest. I don’t know what situation Abahani are in. We’ll see,” he said.