Domingo suggests Mushfiqur to play 'reverse sweep' according to match situation
In the Port Elizabeth Test last month, Mushfiqur's luxurious reverse sweep missed Bangladesh's chance to avoid a follow-on, in the end, they succumbed to a helpless defeat. T
Khan Mutasim Billah LifeEditor
Mushfiqur Rahim has made it a habit to get out while playing reverse sweep repeatedly. Many of his innings are being ended unexpectedly in this way as well as the team also fall in danger. Mushfiqur's tendency to play this risky shot has been questioned recently.
In the Port Elizabeth Test last month, Mushfiqur's luxurious reverse sweep missed Bangladesh's chance to avoid a follow-on, in the end, they succumbed to a helpless defeat. The lunch break of the third day was only a few minutes left. In such a situation, he played a reverse sweep and got out in a very bad way.
In the end, Bangladesh could not avoid the follow-on. At the press conference at the end of the day's play, team director Khaled Mahmud Sujon also expressed his dissatisfaction with Mushfiqur's shot.
Mushfiqur's reverse sweep in the discussion since then. However, head coach Russell Domingo is in favor of Mushfiqur's reverse sweep. According to him, this shot should be played with an understanding of time.
"He's a great reverse sweeper who's scored a lot of runs from the reverse sweep in the past and he's confident in this shot," he said. “If you are a left-handed batsman, you will be under pressure if you play the cover drive shot in the first 20-30 balls. After 50-60 runs, playing cover drive is fine. The same is true of the reverse sweep. It matters when you play the shot.”
Domingo is therefore not in favor of discouraging Mushfiqur in the reverse sweep. He added, "If someone plays a shot well, there is no problem if this shot is considered a good option. The timing of playing the shot is important. It's important to understand when and why this shot needs to be played.”