Quick spell with Abu Jayed | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 04, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:54 AM, November 04, 2018

Quick spell with Abu Jayed

Local lad Abu Jayed picked up the coveted maiden wicket at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium yesterday. Reporters caught up with Jayed after the first day's play and below are some of the things he had to say about his achievement.

Q: What are your feelings after having picked up a wicket in the maiden Test in your home town?

Abu Jayed (AJ): Obviously it feels good. I made my T20 debut here, which was also Sylhet's maiden T20 game, and it also happened today [Saturday] so I am happy. I am happier that I got a wicket as it will be written in the records.

Q: Were your family members present at the ground today?

AJ: My mother came during the Bangladesh Premier League and she said that she would watch my game on TV. As she is able to see me on TV she said she wouldn't come to the stadium. So nobody from my family was present at the stadium.

Q: How disappointing is it to have just one seamer in the playing eleven?

AJ: Actually it's not disappointing as the management knew that the pacers wouldn't get much out of the pitch.

Q: What was Mushfiqur Rahim's reaction when the young fan ran onto the field?

AJ: He didn't say much. He just said to me: 'I got really scared'. When the boy was running onto the field I couldn't understand where he was actually heading, whether it was [towards] Mushfiqur bhai or Mehedi Hasan Miraz.

Q: Do you have any target within which you want to restrict Zimbabwe in the first innings?

AJ: We are trying to bundle them out inside 300-320 as it [the pitch] will start to turn in the latter stages [of the match]. If we can take a healthy lead then they won't be able to score much in the second innings.

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