Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan hit back at visiting vice-captain Virender Sehwag for his comment that the home team were an ordinary Test side, saying Australia and South Africa are better teams than India.
At the pre-series press conference, Sehwag addressed the media even though captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was available and said Bangladesh were an ordinary Test side and cannot beat India in the longer format of the game as they don’t have the firepower to take 20 Indian wickets.
Addressing the media after Sehwag, Shakib refused to comment on the Indian vice-captain’s remark but said Australia and South Africa are better sides than Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men.
“I don’t want to comment on what Sehwag said, we want to concentrate on cricket. It was his thought and it is up to him to say what he wants to say,” Shakib said.
But, asked about his views on India being the world number one Test side, Shakib said, “India are world number one Test side as of now. They are playing well and they have a very good batting line-up. But Australia and South Africa are better sides (than India). That is what I think.”