Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has once again expressed his astonishment as to why does a batsman of Mahmudullah Riyad’s calibre bat down the order. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশ দলে সৌরভের প্রিয় ক্রিকেটার কে?]
Asked if the Bangladesh-New Zealand match in the group round was the most discussed match of the Champions Trophy so far, Ganguly was more vocal about Mahmudulla’s batting position than Bangladesh’s overall performance.
“I was doing commentary on that match. Bangladesh played extremely well. But please tell me one thing, why does Mahmudullah bat so down the order? He is such a great player. Why should he bat down the order?
“Shakib also played really well. His batting was extraordinary. More importantly, I never felt like these two wouldn’t be able to win the match. These two players are very good, and then Tamim Iqbal is also in great touch. I think it will be a grat competiton up against India.”
Ganguly also termed Mahmudullah as his most favourite player of the Bangladesh team. “I don’t know why but I like Mahmudullah very match. That he comes to bat so late makes me surprised.
“Tamim is also doing well. I have got the chance to watch him closely (Tamim and Ganguly played for Pune Warriors in one IPL season). Shakib also played such a great knock. Actually there are so many good cricketers. Taskin is good… Rubel is also good…”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com