Could’ve had a better debut: Nasum
26-year-old Nasum Ahmed made his international debut Sunday during Bangladesh’s first T20I against New Zealand, a debut which he feels could have been better.
Nasum opened the bowling and disturbed the stumps of Kiwi debutant Finn Allen, who missed an arm-ball on the last ball of the over. He then tricked veteran Martin Guptill, who was playing his 100th T20I, to get caught for 25.
The left-arm spinner still feels he could have put on a better performance giving a few more runs less.
“Frankly speaking, I don’t think it was a successful one. It would have been better had I conceded 10 runs less. So I don’t consider it as a success,” Nasum said on eve of the second T20I.
“I would have been happy with 22 or 25 runs in four overs rather than 30. I’m not happy actually.”
“The debut didn’t start the way I wanted it. Still Alhamdulillah, it feels good. But I still feel the start could have been a tad bit better.”
Nasum finished on figures 2/30 in Bangladesh’s 66-run loss. He could’ve got a third had Shoriful Islam, the other debutant, did not step on the boundary wedge while completing a catch off dangerous-looking Devon Conway.
“I think that catch [was the turning point] when Conway was 47 then. He went on to make 92. Had the catch been taken, the runs would have been 20 less. We took steps back from there.”