Worst day of my career: Bangladesh captain Shakib
Mirpur: A crestfallen Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan on Friday described his side`s nine-wicket rout by West Indies in a World Cup match here as the "worst day" of his career and said the fans were justified in jeering the home players.
A sell-out crowd of 25,000 at Sher-e-Bangla stadium saw Bangladesh being shot out for just 58 that led to the day-night match coming to an end even before the lights were on.
The fans booed the home team and threw paper playcards on the field to show their disgust.
"We did not play good cricket at all. I did not expect that we would play so badly. I don`t think we were capable of such a defeat. We are capable of much better results. Nothing went right other than winning the toss. This has to be the worst day of my career," Shakib said after the match.
"I am not surprised the fans were angry, they have every right to be. Our fans expect us to win games against good teams, especially at home. They expect a lot from us because we have done well over the past few years," he said.
Bangladesh were bowled out for their lowest ODI total of 58 in just 18.5 overs and then the West Indies cantered home in the 13th over of their innings.
"It was a combination of good bowling (by the West Indies) and bad batting by us (that we lost so badly). I think they bowled well in the right areas but we batted badly. We will have to sit and think about it. There would be some pressure but we know how to handle it," he said.
The World Cup co-hosts, with one win from three games in Group B, were left with a mountain to climb to stay in contention for the quarter-finals. But Shakib said Bangladesh were not yet out of the race.
"It is definitely possible to come back. If you win two out of three matches, we may still qualify. I know it will be hard to come back after losing this game. But the boys know they are capable of coming back strongly. They have done it before, so why not this time?"