Shakib Al Hasan furious: I can’t be both a player and a coach

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Shakib Al Hasan furious: I can’t be both a player and a coach

Bangladesh Test skipper Shakib Al Hasan seems to be angry at his team's batters and thinks they have technical problems and need to work on aspects of their game if they want to improve the team.
"I think there are technical problems as well," he said, as quoted by thedailystar.

"I don't think we have many technically sound players. Everyone has technical problems but they will have to find out a way by themselves on how to stay at the wicket and score runs," he added.
Many believe that Shakib as a captain should talk to the batters and point out their mistakes and try to help them.

However, he is against it, and believes it is the job of the coach, not him as captain. He believes that everyone should give their best and work for the team in the right way. "It's not a matter of discussion for me, it's a matter for the coach.

If I am coaching and captaining the side too then it's a problem for me. I think it's better if I am doing the job that I am responsible for. I will try to do my duty according to my responsibility. If the rest do their job accordingly from their own positions, then the task will be easier for everyone," he said.

Positive things

Shakib wants to focus on the positive things of his team and believes that they can fight and beat the West Indies, but that will require the unity of the team and the maximum commitment of each individual.

The team must improve if they want to achieve good results. "I haven't looked at the Saint Lucia wicket yet so it's difficult to say (on any change in plans for next game). The one thing is that we will be able to take some positives from the end of day two and then day three.

If you look closely, if we had scored 150 more runs and the two innings together had produced 500 or 550 runs, how competitive it would have been. Our two innings together produced something like 350 and we have to score 150 more runs more to be competitive.

It's not a lot of runs. No one scored runs in the first innings and in second innings most of our batters didn't score and still we scored 350. If some batters contribute, then we can score those runs. With the bowling attack we have, we will be able to fight with Windies."