Danish Kaneria, a former spinner for Pakistan, has taken issue with how Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan is leading his team in the first test match against India, which is now taking place in Chattogram.
Kaneria made a provocative assertion when she stated that players do not enjoy playing under Shakib’s leadership.
He criticised Shakib for not making adequate use of the bowlers and added that the 35-year-old lacked the leadership skills necessary to be captain. Kaneria further proposed that Bangladesh could appoint Litton Das, who had previously led the side to victory in a One-Day International series against India earlier this month, as the captain of the team.
“It appeared as though Ebadat Hossain had a steady beat. It is true that he was forced to leave the field because of a niggle. Despite this, Shakib Al Hasan was not able to bowl him very often even after he returned.
In addition to this, he failed to make effective use of Khaled Ahmed. His leadership as captain fell short of expectations. These players do not enjoy playing for Shakib when he is serving as captain.
We observed that Litton Das was successful in the ODI series, thus he might be the best option. There is no question that Shakib is a significant player, but he is not a candidate for the captaincy “Kaneria stated this in a video that was published on his channel on YouTube.
Shakib’s selection in the playing XI for the first test was called into further question by Kaneria. This is especially pertinent when taking into account the fact that Shakib’s injury has limited his effectiveness as a bowler.
“The pitch in Chattogram is distinct from the other pitches in Bangladesh because it provides the fast bowlers with some help.
Due to an injury, it was not anticipated that Shakib Al Hasan would bowl very frequently. Was it required for him to participate in the game? They could have been better off adding one more bowler instead “he added.
During the first innings, Shakib only bowled for a total of 12 overs and did not take any wickets. During the second inning, he did not bowl a single over the boundary.
Regarding the game itself, it should be noted that India holds the initiative going into Day 4 of the competition.
India imposed a target score of 513 on Bangladesh by virtue of centuries scored by Shubman Gill (110) and Cheteshwar Pujara (102*).
At 258 for 2, India decided to call it a day and end their second innings.
India had reached a total score of 404 during the first innings of the match before Bangladesh was bowled out for only 150 runs.
At the end of play on Day 3, Bangladesh were scoreless in their pursuit of the enormous aim.