Mohammad Ashraful hasn’t yet been able to do anything noteworthy in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL) for his team Kalabagan Krira Chakra. With a 46-run knock against Mohammedan Sporting Club, the youngest Test centurion of the world has so far scored only 62 runs. [ নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বড় ইনিংস খেলতে মরিয়া আশরাফুল]
Though his start hasn’t been something that he could want for, he is hopeful that it is just a matter of time before he starts scoring big knocks. He said, “I couldn’t make any big innings in the National Cricket League. Now here also I am yet to score anything really big. But still there’s enough time. We will have 8 more matches before the Super League. Hopefully I will make a big innings soon. And once I get a big innings, I hope I will be able to play such knocks on a consistent basis.” [Read also: Want to win a World Cup, says Shakib]
Asked how does it feel to be skippering Kalabagn in the country’s most coveted 50-over tournament, Ashraful said: “I am enjoying this a lot. I have been made captain after a long time. So it’s kind of great fun for me.”
However, Ashraful regrets not being able to make a bigger knock against Mohammedan in which he scored 46 runs, “I missed out on scoring a big innings against Mohammedan. I could make one that day. I really had a very good chance, but unfortunately I missed it.”
After losing two back-to-back matches against Prime Bank and Mohammedan, Ashraful’s team finally won a match last Friday against Victoria Sporting Club by 10 runs, and his intelligent captaincy contributed to the victory.
“It was a great exciting match. I am happy to have eventually won the match,” said Ashraful, though he could score only 10 runs in that match.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com