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12:00 AM, November 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 15, 2019

‘Pressure also from journos’

Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque is currently feeling the pressure from all sides. On his first assignment as captain, the only thing that could have provided respite was a good first day in the first Test, however, the Tigers’ batsmen’s vulnerability against the rampaging fast bowling attack of India unsettled the tongue-tied cricketer.

“The wicket was not unplayable; no way was it unplayable. What I think is that they are the world number one bowling side, so when we play against them we have to be strong enough,” said Mominul.

Mominul went on to say that he perhaps needs to become strong enough to mitigate the fear-factor presented by journalists.

“You might find what I say funny but to be honest when we start a series, even the one played against Afghanistan, you guys play a big role. It might come back to bite me but don’t take this the wrong way. When we play against Afghanistan, you ask questions such as ‘Rashid Khan is there and what not’ but even if we are not thinking in that line, it will take space in your head. The thing is that people’s minds work in a way that if you instigate something, it starts to eat away. In this regard I will have to be stronger.”


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