Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Wednesday talked about his healthy rivalry with contemporaries Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim and expressed his desire to retire together with them in an online interview with Cricbuzz.
‘There’s a healthy rivalry and that’s good for the team. You need to have those rivalries for the betterment of the team. So if someone is scoring a 100 you need to score a 120. That’s the rivalry we have,’ Shakib said.
Shakib, who is currently staying in the USA with his family, reminisced how the trio of Shakib, Tamim and Mushfiq entered the international scene together and said that the next ICC World Cup in 2023 would be crucial for the trio.
‘I think the best time will be when we three retire together; sit back, relax and talk about what we have done,’ Shakib said in the over 24-minute interview.
‘I think we have been playing together from Under-15. Since then till now we are together and hopefully we will be so for a few more years. And then we can sit back and talk about what we have done for Bangladesh cricket.
‘But for now I think we can look forward and think about 2023 World Cup which will be very important for Bangladesh cricket and for us. So time for us to look forward, at least for now and after few years we can look back and think what we have done,’ he said.