I followed only Shakib’s tips: Apu
When the bowlers were getting hammered for boundaries in almost every delivery, debutant Nazmul Islam Apu finished with an amazing figure of 2-25. Apu gave credit to all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who gave tips to the left arm spinner.
Apu told reporters on Friday: “I am very lucky. All of a sudden I saw Shakib came in the dressing room. I discussed with him how I can bowl well. He said that the wicket is very good. That’s why I should bowl on the legs.” After hearing that, I followed only Shakib’s tips, I didn’t do anything else.”
The spinner also believes that his side can comeback strongly in the next match: “In this type of wicket, its better to bowl in one area. Our plan is only that now. In Sha Allah, we will comeback strongly in the next match.”
Apart from Apu, all the bowlers struggled to bowl well and the Lions hammered them all over the park. Mohammad Saifuddin conceded 33 runs in just 2 overs while skipper Mahmudullah Riyad conceded 23 in 2 overs.
On the other hand, Mustafizur Rahman was expensive too. He conceded 32 runs in 3 overs, debutant Afif Hossain gave 26 runs in 2 overs while Rubel Hossain was the most expensive bowler of the night who conceded 52 runs in just 3.4 overs.