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We were not desperate enough to win game: Shakib

Kriralok Desk:

Shakib Al Hasan has done all the things in the ongoing world cup that a cricketer can do. Nonetheless, Bangaldesh couldn’t ensure playing in semifinal, a thing for which they have undertaken a preparation for the last four years.

Shakib scored 542 runs and took 11 wickets to single-handedly drive the side in the cricket’s biggest extravaganza but lacked adequate support from the other end, which was main key in Bangladesh’s downfall.

Bangladesh have already played eight games, winning three, losing four while one game was abandoned due to rain. The latest defeat came at the hands of India, which effectively ruled out their semifinal hope.

According to world no. 1 all-rounder, Bangladesh lacked desperation, which he termed as the missing link despite putting all effort in the ground.

Bangladesh started the mission on a perfect note by beating South Africa but followed it by losing to New Zealand and England while had to share points in their next game against Sri Lanka which was washed out by rain.

The Tigers can curse them for losing the match against New Zealand as they were able to put them in pressure but ran out of gas when it was required the most in the middle and it seemed the men in green and red had to pay dearly for losing those two points.

From the start of the tournament Bangladesh managed to earn a name for them for playing good brand of cricket but according to Shakib that was not good enough.

Shakib said, `It is right that we played good [brand] of cricket but we didn’t came here to play good cricket. We wanted to win but we couldn’t do it.’

He said, `I think it’s very disappointing because we couldn’t fulfill our dream that we had for this mega event. From that prospective I think it’s very disappointing. If we could have done few small things better, I think we would have got a better result.’

He added, `One thing I can say that everyone is trying, every one of us tried but I think we should try more desperately.’