Have to change myself: Al-Amin
Pacer Al-Amin Hossain was left out of Bangladesh’s recently concluded lone Test against Zimbabwe. When asked about his exclusion prior to the match, chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu had said that Bangladesh were looking to utilize him for the white-ball cricket.
However, the pacer on Wednesday insisted that he wants to prepare himself for all three formats of the game. Besides he is also trying to bring about a change in himself.
Asked if he would shift his concentration only on limited-overs cricket, Al-Amin said: “If I had any such intention, I would not have wanted to play the BCL final. I could have started practising for the white ball already.”
He added, “Those who were not in the Test, they were working with the coach. I was also supposed to start training, but I chose to play BCL instead. Wherever I get chance, I will try to do my best.”
The 30-year-old also shared his personal aim to change himself for the better. This realizitaion came from within as he had to remain out of the national team for a long time since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
“I always believed that I was out of the national team not because of my performance, but perhaps due to disciplinary issues. You learn from the mistakes you make. So I am also trying to get rid of those mistakes,” he said.
Al-Amin is in the squad for the first two ODIs against Zimbabwe starting from March 1 in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.