Ziaur Rahman was not disappointed at having missed the world record of 16 sixes in a first-class innings, but was instead happy that he could make his first hundred courtesy of valuable support from two tailenders.
â€œI have no regrets about missing the world record; rather I'm happy with my first hundred which was possible because of the support I got from the two tailenders,â€ said Zia, who was not aware of the world record before the reporters informed him after the day's play.
â€œI always hit the ball hard if I get it in my zone and I have the confidence that I can clear it if I hit hard. The power I have is a gift but I feel that you have to have the confidence also -- no way you can be in two minds when you want to hit the ball hard,â€ he added, saying that the wicket and Kookaburra ball helped him to smash 15 sixes and seven fours during his unbeaten 118-ball 152.
When asked about the secret behind his strength and whether the source was a special diet, Zia said: â€œThere is no secret. I'm a normal man and I always take normal food. Actually I am a natural hitter.â€