I was nervous at first in the crease: Liton Das
Liton Das, who scored his second century in the 32nd match of his career against Zimbabwe, was quite nervous at the start of the batting. He used that nervousness as a positive throughout his whole 126-run innings.
He said this after appearing in a press briefing after the match.
The Tigers won a by a big margin of 169 runs against Zimbabwe with the help of outstanding century from Liton at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday (March 1).
“I was much nervous from Saturday (February 29th) night. Because Bangladesh have not been playing one-day cricket for a long time. Then I missed the Sri Lanka tour too. Then again the opening batsman of the team. All in all, I was nervous at first in the crease,”
The opening batsman of Bangladesh Cricket Team said of his second century in his career, “I have played with consciousness in today’s match just as I scored century in the Asia Cup. And the century is certainly enjoyable for any player.”
Responding to reporters’ questions, he said, “I see my own batting by reviewing after the match. There are many mistakes, I try to correct them.”
Regarding the change in himself, he said, “You are seeing – today’s Liton Das’ difference with the Liton two years ago.
Responding to the question of whether he was thinking of making a double century, he said, “How can I think of scoring 200 runs where I cannot do a century? Even those who are good players do not think so. However, when there is nervousness in the game, when I survive the crease, I target to play 30-over of the match.”
Liton scored 126 runs off 105 balls with 13 fours and 2 sixes before being forced to leave the field retired hurt. 169-run win, this was Bangladesh’s biggest win in terms of runs in their ODI history.