Zia trying hard for a national comeback

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ziaur trying hard for a national comeback

Ziaur Rahman played one Test, 13 ODIs and 14 T20Is for Bangladesh national cricket team. On Wednesday, he smacked an unbeaten 73 off 57 balls with the help of 3 fours and 6 sixes against Abahani for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to play a big part in  side’s victory. After the match, Zia talked to the journalists, and also discussed about his possibility of returning to international cricket. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ জাতীয় দলে ফিরতে মরিয়া জিয়া]

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“I still dream. The way I am batting at the moment, I hope to be back in the national team,” said Zia. [Read also: Nasir averages 226 in DPL]

Though he had started his career as a pace bowler, but now he is known as a batting all-rounder who can also bowl pace when necessary. “Actually I fell to injury in 2009 while touring India with the Bangladesh ‘A’ side. Then I couldn’t bowl for next two years. That time I shifted my concentration on batting.

“Sujon bhai (Khaled Mahmud Sujon, the then-coach of Prime Bank Cricket Club) kept faith in him, and gave me a platform to showcase my batting prowess. He even gave me the chance to open the batting as well. And I was able to capitalize it. And my batting opened the door for me towards the national team. So I must give credit to Sujon bhai for the way I am batting today,” he added.

However, Zia couldn’t hold on to his good form in the national side, and had to crash out of the squad just after a short sting. “I got my opportunity in the national team, but couldn’t utilize it. I should have done better. But still I haven’t given up. I am trying really hard to make a comeback.”

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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