Zeenews logo
 Follow Me on Pinterest Google Plus Ditto RSS Mail to us Mail to us
Thursday, August 07, 2014 

Feel at home at the Eden: Shakib

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 19:34
   Comments 0  

Feel at home at the Eden: ShakibKolkata: Star of Kolkata Knight Riders win in a low-scoring IPL match against Rajasthan Royals, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said he always feels at home while playing at the Eden Gardens.

The top all-rounder in the ICC rankings was included in the XI after KKR faced defeats in their first two matches of the season. Shakib returned to KKR in their match against Team Bangalore even though without much success but his 3/17 and 16-run cameo from 10 balls (1x4, 1x6) against Team Rajasthan handed his team its second straight victory. Shakib admitted that he was a bit nervous in the first match.

"It was my first match (this season). I was a bit nervous. But here it was different. I always feel at home here. I`ve have been playing here since my U-15 days. I was always confident here," Shakib said in the post-match press conference.

"I hope there are many more to come. I knew if we put a partnership, it (chasing 132) should not be a problem. We had our gameplan and stuck to that." Asked whether he cemented his place in the KKR line-up with his match winning performance, Shakib said: "My job is to perform as a player. It`s the coach and captain`s call on the team combination. I just try to stay focussed on my job." Shakib said KKR have it in them to go all the way in this edition of the IPL.

"It`s true that we did not start well. But now we hope to carry on with the winning momentum. I`m sure we will go all the way."


First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 11:10



Post your Comments

Place :
Email :
Comments :

Most liked Comments

Teams Profile  
Other News  
Points Tally Full Points Table..»
Team P W L RR Points
Delhi Daredevils 16 11 5 0.617 22
Kolkata Knight Riders 16 10 5 0.561 21
Mumbai Indians 16 10 6 -0.1 20
Chennai Super Kings 16 8 7 0.1 17
Pic Gallery  
Players and support staff of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate with the trophy after their win against Chennai Super Kings' in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final cricket match in Chennai.
Slideshow More Slideshow..»
Top performers of IPL 5

Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd. All rights reserved