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Break for better play next, says Shakib

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Inserted: 17:06, Tuesday 12 September 2017

Break for better play next, says Shakib - National
Ace all-rounder Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (September 12, 2017)

Dhaka: Ace all-rounder Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan on Tuesday said he wants to play better in the next enjoying break.

He also confirmed that he does not have any desire to retire from Test cricket at this moment.

The premium all-rounder came up with the observation while talking to reporters at a press conference at his residence at Banani in the capital.

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The cricketer suggested that he mostly needs the break to relieve some mental pressure and feels it would allow him to play for the next five years without tension.

He said, “My target is to retire from Test cricket at the very end after I have retired from T20 and ODIs.”

In response to a question why he chose Test cricket instead of the shorter formats of the game, Shakib said that he felt he needed a bigger break than usual.

“If you take a break from Test series you get a month off. If you take a break from a T20 series you get three days break and for an ODI series it’s only seven days,” the newsmen were told.

“I needed a bigger break so I opted for the Test format,” he said.


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