Sabbir Rahman was out of form until he slammed a 50-ball 77 against India in the Nidahas Trophy final in Colombo. The hard-hitting batsman takes it as a confidence booster.
Sabbir is currently suspended (for six months) from domestic cricket after he allegedly assaulted a fan during a NCL match in Rajshahi. He missed tournaments like DPL and BCL. Although Sabbir is taking the break period in a positive manner.
“I have been out for two months, having missed the DPL and BCL. I worked on my fitness and batting technique. I feel staying out of the game can be a positive thing. I spent time with my family. My mother was sick, so I was with her,” said Sabbir on Saturday.
In the Nidahas Trophy where Bangladesh finished up as runners-up, Sabbir made 147 runs in five matches. 77 of them came in the final against India. That innings kept the Tigers in the game until they slipped away in last two overs of the game.
“That innings gave me confidence. I couldn’t prove myself in other matches as it did in the final. I was able to do expose myself in the way I wanted. It’s a confidence booster.
“Confidence is a big factor. All the techniques are in place when runs are scored. There are no faults. Everything is in place. I get out playing a good shot when I am not scoring runs, and then there are questions about technique. There can be technical and temperamental issues but as far as I am concerned, there’s nothing greater than scoring runs,” he added.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com