Shakib Al Hasan lived up to his billing of world's best Test all-rounder as he claimed his second 10-wicket haul of his career against Australia in the first Test at Dhaka. This was Bangladesh's first ever Test victory in five Tests against Australia in the cricket's most challenging format. Bangladesh have lost thrice by an innings margins in the previous four meeting between the two nations. The star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan feels that the Steve Smith-led side will now show a lot more respect to them.
Interestingly, this was also one of the most thrilling Test matches in recent times irrespective of the teams participating in them.
Shakib picked up a five-wicket haul each in both innings of the first Test as Bangladesh registered a remarkable 20-run win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, thus taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
"Australians are very good at it, we are learning from them," ESPNcricinfo quoted Shakib as saying when asked about the verbal volleys. "After this Test, they will show a lot more respect."
The Dhaka Test, which came after a gap of 11 years between the two teams, had its share of flashpoints.
During the course of the match, Shakib gave Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon a send-off on the first day, while skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner all reacted to the sledging at different points on Day Three and Four.
The 30-year-old further revealed that at home, Bangladesh have the confidence that they can beat any side.
"We had that confidence and the belief came from the last two-three years. Not many have been watching us but we were quietly doing our job," he said.
Shakib celebrated his 50th Test appearance by scoring 84 and finishing with a 10-wicket match haul and was adjudged the Man of the Match.
The second Test will begin from September 4 in Chittagong.
(With ANI Inputs)