Asia Cup 2022: Mehidy Hasan Responds To Dasun Shanaka's "Bangladesh Weaker Than Afghanistan" Comment
Asia Cup 2022: Mehidy Hasan Responds To Dasun Shanaka's "Bangladesh Weaker Than Afghanistan" Comment

Mehidy Hasan, an all-rounder for Bangladesh downplayed Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, who said that Afghanistan was a more difficult opponent than the Tigers, claiming that the past finalist team will try to refute Shanaka’s claim on the field.

On Tuesday, August 30, Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in their Group B opener before facing Sri Lanka in their final league-stage match.

In the first match, Afghanistan stunned Sri Lanka, bowling Shanka’s men out for 105 as left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farroqi picked up 3 wickets.

The spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi, and Rashid Khan combined for just 50 runs in 12 overs while taking 4 wickets, with Naveen-ul-Haq also taking a wicket.

Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

I Think It Is Important To Play Well On The field: Mehidy Hasan

“Afghanistan has a world-class bowling attack. We know Fizz (Mustafizur Rahman) is a good bowler. Shakib is a world-class bowler. But apart from them, there is no world-class bowler in the side. So if we compare with Afghanistan, Bangladesh is an easier opponent,” Shanaka had said after Sri Lanka’s loss to Afghanistan.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Credits: Twitter

“I don’t want to make a comment that this team is good and this team is bad. I think good and bad are proved in the field. A good team can lose if they play badly on that specific day and similarly a bad team can win if they play a good game of cricket.

Asia Cup 2022: Mehidy Hasan Responds To Dasun Shanaka's "Bangladesh Weaker Than Afghanistan" Comment Asia Cup 2022: Mehidy Hasan Responds To Dasun Shanaka's "Bangladesh Weaker Than Afghanistan" Comment Asia Cup 2022: Mehidy Hasan Responds To Dasun Shanaka's "Bangladesh Weaker Than Afghanistan" Comment Asia Cup 2022: Mehidy Hasan Responds To Dasun Shanaka's "Bangladesh Weaker Than Afghanistan" Comment

”We will meet in the field and at that end of the day the good team will win the match and what I feel is that we have to prove it in the field because if we play well certainly everyone will know who is a good team and who is a bad team so instead of predicting before I think it is important to play well on the field,’‘ said Hasan responding to Shanaka.

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