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Aaqib suggests Fizz to concentrate on shorter formats only


Former Pakistani fast bowler Aaqib Javed was proposed to be a bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team, but it didn’t happen. He came in the country few days ago and worked with national team as well alongside High Performance Unit for a limited time. (নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ূন) 

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Aaqib has suggested Fizz to continue only shorter formats only.

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When Aaqib came to Bangladesh, he said, “Being a Bangladeshi, whatever picture or video you show them of a fast bowler, it won’t inspire the youngsters unless you show them a Bangladeshi bowling at 145kph. But it has happened recently. Three of your guys have been showing youngsters that they can bowl fast.”

“That confidence is there. And this is the beginning. We used to have only a few fast bowlers but when Imran (Khan) came up as a role model, we never looked back. After Rubel (Hossain), Taskin (Ahmed) and Mustafiz(ur Rahman), you will have many fast bowlers in the next few years. Your own role models.”

He spoke about Mustafizur that he should move ahead steadily. He wants Fizz to continue playing One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals. According to Aaqib, Mustafizur should concentrate on longer-version cricket after some time when he gets his full fitness.

“I think he should concentrate on his fitness. From T20s to ODIs, ODIs to Tests; this is how he should get used to cricket. To me, Mustafiz should continue playing limited-overs cricket. He has to do strength and conditioning camps regularly. It will be a huge loss for Bangladesh if they lose Mustafiz so quickly. I hope, he will play atleast 10-12 years,” Aaqib Javed said about Mustafizur Rahman.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com


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