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Shakib bhai released pressure from my shoulder- Liton





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|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh batsman Liton Kumar Das credited Shakib al Hasan to release pressure from his shoulder as well as guiding him in the middle against West Indies while he added that he was satisfied to stay till the end.

Liton, who is basically an opener, was demoted down the order against West Indies as he replaced Mohammad Mithun in the playing XI for Bangladesh and he repaid back the faith in style by making unbeaten 94 runs coming at number five.

Liton supported Shakib like an experienced middle-order batsman and in the process, the duo added undefeated 189 runs for the fourth wicket to help them earn a seven-wicket win over West Indies.

‘’The way Shakib [bhai] batted, some of his boundaries helped me a lot and that helped me to release the pressure,’’ he said.

‘’At the end of the match, I want to say that I never felt this way,’’ he said.

‘’I scored a lot of run the domestic league but never finished any game. It was a big achievement for me as I finished today's match and that too in a big event like the World Cup,’’ he said.

‘’I didn’t have much to say to Shakib Bhai. The one thing I have said to him that, opportunity like this doesn’t come too often if you stay not out your run will increase and you will also be able to handle the match pretty well,’’ he added.

‘’We always want to score as a player and we also want our partner to score as well because it’s a team game actually. When he was scoring I felt really well,’ he said.

‘’I think, when I was scoring he also felt really well because when I scored my fifty he came running towards me and gave me a hug. He also knew that I am new to this and it’s a very challenging phase for me. So, he helped me a lot today,’’ he concluded.