Originally Posted by napoleonIV
First of all, Shakib was already committed to playing this Champions League qualifying stuff with KKR. So it is not a case of him deciding to go AGAIN.
Second, money is not the ONLY benefit of IPL. There is also the added benefit of playing alongside the likes of Gambhir and Kallis and sharing the dressing room with them. Also, you guys sound like playing for money is bad ! Bashar, Nafees betrayed the national team to play ICL, and now Shakib is being portrayed as kind of greedy!
But National duties should come first. No one is defending Bashar or Nafees. Whatever they did was terrible and and there is no doubt it.
I am just saying Shakib should have stayed and practiced with the team for our own good. After the horrible Zim series, we need to focus and regroup. If we again lose badly against WI, a lot of people will start questioning our progress.
I understand that he is committed with KKR and needs to play along Gambhir and Kallis but at the same time he is our best performer. Too much T20 might ruin his form in Test or ODIs. Instead playing in BCB Challenge Cup and skills and fitness training might be better for him and the team now.