Bangladesh Test and T20 Cricket team skipper and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, in a video message, urged the country’s young people to come up with their youthfulness to help Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to make Bangladesh win.
In the two-minute video, posted on his verified Facebook page, the ace all-rounder said that the country is moving forward as it is led by the daughter of Bangabandhu.
“From 1999 to 2004 we lost most of the 72 matches we played in 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 the video.
Shakib Al Hasan urged the youths to think the country as a mother to its citizen and to work for its wellbeing. “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.”
“I am no superman, I am just another son of this land. 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.
“Current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who lost all her family members is trying to make the country win. Bangladesh is her family now. She is working for the good of everyone, especially the youths. She has enacted policies to build an abundant Bangladesh. I need your active participation. My belief is that when we stand up, Bangladesh won’t lose because youths are the future. Now it’s your turn,” the Test and T20 skipper concluded.