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Climbing to eighth spot our biggest achievement so far: Shakib

May 05, 2018 00:00:00

Bangladesh's Test and Twenty20 International skipper Shakib Al Hasan believes that going upwards in the ICC Test ranking is more rewarding than their recent success in One-Day Internationals, reports Cricbuzz.

Shakib, who returned to Dhaka on a short trip from India where he is participating in the Indian Premier League for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, hailed the progress of his side in Tests as they moved to eighth spot for the first time.

"'I think it [reaching the eighth spot] can certainly be considered as our biggest achievement so far," Shakib said on Thursday. "I think it certainly carries more weight than reaching sixth or seventh place in ODIs because we were not good at playing Test cricket, let alone performing well consistently,'' he said.

"Our going upwards in the ranking only suggests that we are learning to perform consistently. Doing well consistently in Tests is quite a hard job. Our struggle and hardships are indicated by the time frame that we needed to reach eighth place in the ICC Test ranking. It is a huge accomplishment for us as we have eventually started to move forward in the longer format,'' he added.

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