Help PM to make country win: Shakib

Publish: 1:19 PM, December 3, 2018 | Update: 1:19:PM, December 3, 2018
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DHAKA – Bangladesh Test and T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan has called upon the youths of the country to stand beside Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her battle for making the country win.

“From 1999 to 2004, we lost most out of 72 matches which we played but we wanted to win because this is not just a game for us … this is our country. This is why we were able to turn things around. Even now when I go to the crease, Bangladesh stands with me,” Shakib said in a video message.

In the two-minute and four seconds video which became viral on Facebook, Shakib delivered a motivating speech for the youths.

The world’s best Test all-rounder urged the youths to think about the country and to feel strongly about its welfare. “I am not a superman … I am just an ordinary son of this country. I know everyone is different in their own ways but in one aspect we are all together and that is our beloved Bangladesh,” he continued.

“We call this country our mother but do we think of it the same way that we do about our own mothers? But the country thinks of us and takes care of our good and bad. So it is time to think about the nation now because a country means nothing else but you, me and us,” he said in the video.

Shakib said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who lost most of her family members, has been trying relentlessly to make the country win. “Bangladesh is like her own family now. She has been working for the good of everyone, especially the youths,” he said.

The ace all-rounder said the premier has adopted a policy of building a prosperous Bangladesh where active participation of the youths is needed.

“You need to take this step further. I believe when we stand up, Bangladesh won’t lose because youths are the future of the country. Now it’s your turn,” he concluded.