Bangladesh national team middle order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad realized scoring mere 50-60 runs in Test cricket is never enough. In his decade long career, the compact middle order campaigner played 25 Test matches, 145 one day internationals and 58 T20 internationals.
In an interview with Cricbuzz, Mahmudullah said, “I feel that I messed to capitalize my starts and that is the biggest drawbacks in my Test career. Scoring 40 or 50 is not enough because when you get out you put the team into pressure as you fail to deliver after crossing all those early periods where you struggled just to get yourself in battling against bowlers who try to expose your weakness with all their available resources.”
“I am focusing that if there is chance for me to play cricket in whites again, I won’t make the mistake that had me pay so dearly,” he said.
Known as a steady performer, Mahmudullah Riyad noted his role in the shortest version of the game is fixed by the head coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
“I know it quite well because it is well defined by our head coach Hathurusingha. He told me to bat at seven and act like a finisher and I am working hard to prove my credentials in the shorter format, I know it is a quite challenging because I like to take my time in the middle but in this case have to charge from the first ball considering my batting position. This transformation gives me an extra high,” he said.