Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said he never counted his performance at the domestic level.
The all-rounder said this after winning the man of the match award in the first ODI of Bangabandhu Bangladesh vs West Indies Cricket Series on Wednesday.
Shakib guided the Tigers to an easy win, bagging four wickets for eight runs in 7.2 overs, in his comeback match after a one-year-long ban imposed by the ICC. It was his ninth four-wicket haul in ODIs.
“I do not count domestic games. You consider performances at the domestic level, but it does not matter to me. What matters to me is playing for the country,” Shakib said.
But Shakib said, “It is true that they are missing some key players. But we beat their full-strength team in the World Cup. We defeated them in their turf as well. However, we respect them as a team,” Shakib said.
“They are capable of playing good cricket. We outclassed them in the first match riding on our experience. But it does not guarantee that we will win the next two easily. We have to work hard to win the next two games.”