Wow that's some real nice words for our Shakib from Harsha...
Why Kolkata deserved to win the Trophy
by Harsha Bhogle
on 05/31 at 12:49 PM
"So they obviously have a mechanism where they are scouting for the right kind of players in advance. You can either pick players at the upward curve, or you can pick them up at the peak; thereafter, they can only go down. The secret is to select players on the upward curve. They got it right with Kallis and Gambhir. Last year, Yusuf Pathan won them the odd game; this year he still won them one or two games. My only complaint was they didn’t play Shakib Al Hasan enough. He is the king of the slow wicket games as I say. He could be better on other wickets too but on the slow wickets he is the king. The Bangladeshi cricketer knows how to bat on them, how to bowl on them and the fact that if they hadn’t played him, then they would have had Tiwary at 4, Pathan at 5 and the tail would have been too long. With Shakib, they have a player with enormous experience going into a situation like that. And on the big day, you want players who have handled pressure before.
All in all, this edition of the Indian T20 League was the best across all the seasons so far and Kolkata were deserving winners in the end."
Also in another interview he said: "I enjoy watching Shakib-al-Hasan and I said nice things of him."