Former captain of Bangladesh Khaled Mahmud Sujon is of the opinion that all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ought to be granted the One-Day International (ODI) captaincy while the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) explores choices for leadership.
After speaking with BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon and chairman of cricket operations Jalal Yunus on Thursday, One-Day International (ODI) skipper Tamim Iqbal stated that he would be stepping down from his position.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has not yet made a decision on who would captain the Tigers in the next Asia Cup as well as the World Cup that will take place later this year.
Sujon, on the other hand, predicted that Bangladesh’s Test and One-Day International (ODI) captain Shakib will assume control of the team, with ODI vice-captain Liton Das being naturally considered for the post.
How am I supposed to admit that I don’t like Liton in the role of captain? Liton was the one who guided Bangladesh to victory in the series against India. But regardless of the circumstances, Shakib is going to be in the lead. He has a lot more experience serving as captain, and his intellect is something that should be taken into account. But I don’t want to put Liton down in any way. “During his time as captain in the past, he was able to lead the team to a lot of success,” Sujon said to the media gathered at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
But in my opinion, if Shakib is a part of a squad, the leadership role need to be handed to him. This is only my own viewpoint,” he said.
Sujon also brought up the fact that Liton has an amazing series victory against India under his belt as captain, and that this victory, in addition to the fact that he is the vice-captain, may be taken into account.
If Liton is selected for the role of captain, then Shakib won’t have any problems with it. I have firsthand experience with Shakib. I don’t believe that Shakib would be bothered by these things at all. On the contrary, he would make even more of an effort to assist Liton in any way he could. Now, if the board believes that Liton should be captain, there is no issue,” he stated. “There is no problem.”
It is not acceptable to assert that Liton is not yet prepared to serve as captain. He also has a lot of experience. Because of our victory against India, which was due in large part to Liton’s leadership, his name kept coming up in conversation. When it comes to choosing our next captain, though, I feel that we have a very excellent option in Shakib, who is currently in the running for the position,” he said.