Kolkata: Shakib-al-Hasan is easily the best cricketer to have come out of Bangladesh. He has been a star for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, making useful contributions with bat and ball. Here, Shakib speaks to Wisden India about the Bangladesh Premier League, its effect on Bangladesh cricket as the whole, and of more cricketers from his country getting ready to play in the IPL.
We'll come to the IPL in a moment, Shakib, but before that tell us about the Asia Cup. When did Bangladesh become so good? How did the transformation take place?
It was a good tournament for us, wasn't it? If you look at the results, we did really well. Of course, I still feel that we should have been the champions, but the most heartening aspect is the way we played the game. I was very satisfied with our attitude.