Abu Jayed takes tips from Mohammed Shami to prepare for pink ball Test

In a subdued team performance against India in Indore Test, young Abu Jayed Rahi exhibited sole display of some good bowling show for Bangladesh


Rahi routed four wickets conceding 108 runs in the single Indian innings where the home team mounted near about five hundred runs on the board. Mayank Agarwal made a career-best 243 with Rahane and Jadeja making 86 and 60 not out respectively. Jayed, meanwhile was impressive as he bowled full and got the ball to move off the pitch.

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Before the second and last occasion of the tour which will be a pink-ball Test, the first of its’ kind for both Bangladesh and India, 26-year old Abu Jayed said he seek consultation from veteran Indian pacer Mohammad Shami.

“I spoke with Shami bhai yesterday [Saturday]. There are some similarities between him and me since we both use the seam. I have seen him bowl a lot of times and I paid extra attention to how he was bowling.

“I have compared his height to mine to find out if he is taller than me or of equal height. Then I figured maybe I could bowl like him,” Rahi said.

Rahi removed big Indian wickets the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test that made him pleased with his own performance in the occasion.

“It was an amazing feeling to dismiss the two best batsmen of our times. Getting Virat Kohli’s wicket was like a dream come true.” Abu Jayed said.

Talking about the missed chances, he told it was a part of the game.

“It’s not frustrating; I don’t bother about missed chances too much. I believe it’s part of cricket. I do accept that catches are supposed to be held on to but one can’t change the past by thinking about it. If I keep thinking about the missed chances it will affect me adversely,” he added.


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