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Replacing Shakib not on Rabbi’s radar


Hardwork all the time does repay. For some, it does inside time. For a handful others, it takes longer than customary. But the key is, fortune by no means assists in keeping the hardworkers unhappy perpetually. That’s the case for Fazle Rabbi as smartly.

Replacing Shakib not on Rabbi's radar
Rabbi having a look to cement his position within the nationwide facet. Courtesy: bdnews24

After being a normal face inside Bangladesh’s home circuit for the closing 14 years, after all Rabbi’s time has arrived, as he were given a maiden nationwide call-up in Bangladesh’s 15-man squad for the impending Zimbabwe house collection.

When the excellent news reached him, he was once sitting within the Mawa ghat, as he was once returning to his house the city Barishal after the not too long ago concluded 2nd spherical fit of the National Cricket League (NCL). So naturally his pleasure of going again to his mom doubled up with the inside track of nationwide call-up.

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“It seems like I am going to back to my mother’s lap ahead of the festivity of Eid. I never went back home with so much happiness in mind. I was returning, and just in the midway did I get such a big news. I am feeling so well. I want everyone to keep me in your prayers,” mentioned Rabbi in his speedy response.

Rabbi is already 30 years outdated. Generally Bangladeshi cricketers don’t get probability to constitute their nation for the primary time at such age. So, with the passage of each and every bygone years, Rabbi’s dream to play for his nation was once additionally fading away. But somewhat of the hope was once revived once you have decided on within the Bangladesh A facet to play towards Sri Lanka A [in July].

But nonetheless, the nationwide call-up stays a large marvel for him, simply find it irresistible is to everybody else involved. “Big surprise, to be honest I had reached a stage where I was losing hope of a call-up,” Rabbi mentioned.

So what made the selectors take Rabbi significantly after this kind of very long time? The resolution lies within the newcomer’s constant performances within the home facet and not too long ago, the A staff.

“I could have scored more in domestic cricket, but only recently did I realise that I need to be fitter. Whether it is in the national team or in the domestic circuit, cricket is the only thing I can do in life; it is all I have.”

Rabbi overlooked a double hundred for simply five runs within the first spherical of the NCL closing week towards Rangpur. In August, he were given two fities whilst taking part in unofficial one-dayers for Bangladesh A facet within the Ireland excursion. His strike charge all the way through the excursion was once peak notch, studying an outstanding 115.25.

The greatest distinctive feature of the fashionable left-hand top-order batsman is he’s able to holding the scoreboard shifting ahead so long as he’s within the crease. So it’s fairly comprehensible why he ideolizes Tamim Iqbal as his favorite batsman.

But the object is, Rabbi is not being regarded as as a possible substitute for Tamim. Rather he might be performed at quantity 3 place in absence of Shakib Al Hasan. But in Rabbi’s thoughts, changing Shakib could also be not an appropriate concept in any respect. All he desires is to cement his position within the facet.

“It’s impossible to get a replacement for Shakib bhai. He is not only the best all-rounder of the country, but he is it of the whole world. My effort will only be on earning my place for a long time.”

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