Liton speaks up on stumping controversy
Maybe it’s almost three weeks since the final match of the Asia Cup 2018 between Bangladesh and India in Dubai, Liton Das’s controversial stumping is still a fresh memory for the Bangladeshi cricket fans.
Whether or not Liton was really out that night can demand for a longer debate and still can not claim for a conclusion, but one thing is for sure that the result of that match could have been different had Liton not given that as an out.
And so, that out triggered a huge outrage among the passionate Bangladesh fans on the socia media, with most of them believing once again Bangladesh have been repressed from a deserving victory over India.
Quite naturally, when Liton came in front of the media for the first time since Asia Cup, that controversial topic once again arose, with Liton being asked about his personal opining.
In reply, the talented youngster came up with the most diplomatic answer possible. He said, “Yes, It would be better if I could bat for longer. Not for just myself, but for the entire team as well. But I have nothing to state regarding the out. As the umpire declared it an out, so it was an out.”
Liton was also quizzed about the current opening dilemma within he team. As Bangladesh’s only regular opener Tamim Iqbal is out with an injury, Liton can very well be considered as the only senior opener with a sure-shot opportunity to be in the playing XI when Bangladesh take on Zimbabwe in the upcoming three-match ODI series starting from October 21 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
So, what’s his feelings on that? Liton said, “Not that I too was a regular face in the team. Tamim bhai was the only dependable choice as an opener. Everyone else was in the rally of coming and going. I too never got any chance to cement my place as an opener.
“Now whoever comes to partner with me, he will be a new face, but so will I be. Perhaps I am now in a better shape than anyone else as far as my confidence level is concerned. But you can not take anything for granted. Everything will depend on the situation of the match day. It’s very much possible for me to get out even on zero in the next match. So I don’t think having a sky-high confidence will be of any help,” Liton concluded.