Liton reveals how he evolved as a player
It was in 2018 when Liton Das grabbed the spotlight of the cricket world after he scored a stunning hundred against India in the Asia Cup final. But he never managed to hold on to the momentum after that innings. His place in the 2019 World Cup squad was also in doubt.
However, the dynamic batsman successfully overcame the hurdle and managed to transform himself. He played in the tri-nation series in Ireland and then onto play in the World Cup where he played an outstanding innings against West Indies. The good form kept on going and Liton was in fire against Zimbabwe in the home series where he scored two hundreds including a mammoth knock of 176.
Liton revealed he was unsure about his place in the World Cup, but he was determined to work harder ever than before after a poor run in 2018.
“When I started my journey for Ireland, I did not know whether I would be playing in the World Cup or even in the Ireland series for that matter but one thing I made sure was to practice more than before. I used to be happy after completing the practice session, believing yes, I’m fine. But I decided I will not bat less. From then on, whenever I saw the nets empty I started batting again. I used to request the coach to let me bat after everyone is done with the nets,” he told Cricbuzz.
The 25-year old was also inspired after seeing the fitness of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who performed brilliantly in the 2019 World Cup.
“From there, I started to see changes in me, in my fitness and batting. Especially after seeing Shakib Bhai whose fitness was so good during the World Cup. I was more determined towards my fitness after that and it probably played a part in my performance,” he concluded.