Shakib Al Hasan acknowledged that the controversies surrounding Tamim Iqbal prior to the World Cup may have affected the team’s performance at the tournament.
Tamim Iqbal’s retirement drama tainted the buildup to the World Cup, including his dramatic resignation as captain, his dramatic exclusion from the World Cup squad, and subsequent public assaults between Tamim and Shakib.
Shakib also said that changing coach and captain a few months ahead of the World Cup also didn’t help.
“When you change the coach 5-6 months before the World Cup, or when you change the captain before a World Cup tournament, it is very natural that everything will change again. It is very difficult to keep the same plan.”