Admirably, Shakib preferred sane ways. “We have not discussed Sehwag’s remark in the dressing room, seriously. We just wanted to concentrate on our game, that was our focus,” he said.
So, what was going through his mind when he snaffled Sehwag. “I just felt elated, nothing more. I was happy that I got the wicket of a big batsman from the opposition ranks,” he said.
Shakib was happy that his bowlers vindicated the decision to bowl first. “I think we bowled well and hit the right areas. The fielders supported our bowlers well throughout the day, though we lost a couple of catches. Seeing them at 213 for eight is good, but 213 for 10 would have been better, isn’t it?. We will try and take those two wickets as early as possible tomorrow.”
The left-arm spinner was also in all praise for debutant Shaiful Islam and Shahdat Hossain for the way they bowled on the opening day. “Rubel (Hossain) and Shafiul bowled well, giving a lot of trouble to the batsmen.”