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08:57 PM, January 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:46 AM, January 19, 2019

Reason behind Shakib’s sajda celebration

Dhaka Dynamites skipper Shakib Al Hasan was awarded with the player-of-the match award after he remained unbeaten for his 61 runs off 41 balls to help his side win the match against Sylhet Sixers today at the Sylhet International Stadium.

While a half-century from a player like Shakib is nothing new, nor something to be overwhelmed by, both for the player or his fans, one thing that caught the eye of many today was when the Test and T20I captain of Bangladesh performed a sajda right after he reached the 50-run mark in the 12 th over of the game.

However, the reason behind Shakib’s gratitude towards the creator was later explained by Dhaka’s manager Azam Iqbal during the post-match press conference.

“I also talked with Shakib. I think he scored a fifty in the year when for the first time [actually second time] Dhaka became champions. He did not score any fifties in last two seasons [actually three seasons]. That’s why such celebrations. I even talked about it with him yesterday.”

The last time Shakib scored a fifty in BPL was back in 2013 in the second edition of the tournament when he featured for Dhaka Gladiators against Chittagong Kings.

Dhaka manager Iqbal also gave an update about right-arm off-spinner Aliss Al Islam who got injured right at the moment he came to bowl his second over of the match and had left the field immediately.

“As far as we have observed, I think Aliss’ injury is quite serious. We can not say anything confidently before we get the X-ray and MRI results. But so far it does not seem good for him.”


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