“I try to avoid social media in such time” – Soumya

Soumya learning from TamimTime is not going so smooth nowadays for Soumya Sarkar. His bat is not obeying him. Even after a good start of several innings in recent times, he failed to run along and lost his wicket all of a sudden through a misplayed shot.

Sometimes he gets runs but not consistently anyway. At this time supporters engage in deep criticism against Soumya. Certainly it’s a hard time for a sportsman.

But Soumya is not interested in deviating himself through all these and losing confidence listening to the criticism. So the young Bangladeshi opener said he tries to avoid facebook or other social media as it might be discouraging. Even he is taking criticism positively.

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Talking to a journalist on Wednesday he spoke about his strategy to avoid criticism, “I try to avoid facebook nowadays. Since if anyone plays extra-ordinary people talk about him, so it’s also natural that people would talk about the one who is out of form and cannot meet up the expectation.”

Soumya is getting his confidence from people’s criticism as he thinks being in the topic of people’s gossip means supporters are remembering him.

He said, “Good or bad whatever happens, people are talking about me. The only way to stop them is to make runs. I am trying hard for this.”

In the last two match Test series in Sri Lanka, Soumya played well. He had 195 runs in four innings having three fifties.

Soumya said, “I tried to play like I played in Sri Lanka because the wicket condition there is almost like that of in Bangladesh. Even against Australia in this series balls were coming to bat well but somehow I made mistake and got out. But now I am working on the mistakes to solve so that this same mistakes don’t happen again in next matches.”

Soumya thinks that series against South Africa will be tough but yet he is optimistic.

He added, “It will be tough still we have to play. I will try to play my best in bouncy condition. I have made my mind on that way, I am mentally prepared. If I can do well in a hard condition my confidence will be doubled. I hope to have a good performance there and I want to forget about the bad memories.”

— Abu Sayem Dosar

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