Soumya Sarkar said that he had a lot to learn from Shakib Al Hasan and it was big factor for the Bangladesh players to share a dressing room with the no.1 all-rounder.
Asked whether the team congratulated Shakib after his performance against Afghanistan, Soumya said: “We congratulated him in the meeting after the match. To share the dressing room with him is a big factor for us. He has so many records and we have a lot to learn from him.”
He was the opinion that Shakib’s legend status can be discussed after he finishes playing but focused on the impact Shakib is having on him.
“When he finishes playing, he will become a legend. Especially for me, I have a lot to learn from him and the more I see him the more I am amazed. He is continuously performing and notching record after record,” Soumya opined.
Soumya said that India match provided them with a ‘chance’ to go on and play the last match against Pakistan with belief. “We will try to give our best to win the match. Whether we go through to the semis is a different aspect but if we win the match [against India], the chance it will create for us will get us ready for the next match [Pakistan],” he concluded.