Dropping from Test team doesn’t mean I’m going to die: Mominul

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Mominul hits highest one-day scoreWith Mominul Haque no more considered as a part of Bangladesh limited-overs squad, and he was also left out of Bangladesh’s last Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, it remains to be seen if he is going to feature in international cricket this year. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “টেস্ট দল থেকে বাদ পড়েছি বলে মারা যাবো না”]

However, the man in question isn’t much bothered about all this. After hitting a brilliant 152 off 120 balls — the third highest List A score by a Bangladeshi — which included 16 fours and six sixes in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL) on Wednesday, Mominul said his only concern is to keep performing. [Read more: Tigers depart for 45-day UK tour]

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“I just don’t think about all that. Yes, I got dropped from the Test team, but that does not mean I am going to die. Even if I don’t play Test cricket again, will I not live? So there’s no point being worried. I have to perform. That’s the only way I can get back,” said Mominul after scoring his highest ever one-day score.

“I think the wicket was really good and the ground (BKSP) was small as well. So, it was easier to score runs. When I came in to bat, we had lost two wickets. So Nasir [Hossain] bhai and I thought of staying at the wicket for as long as possible.

“I did not really think that I was going to make a 150-plus score. To me the innings began just like any other knock, but I continued to make it big and that felt really good,” he added.

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com