Liton tributes ‘marriage’ for maturity
Rajshahi Royals opener, wicket-keeper batsman Liton Kumar Das has been running in superlative form in this season’s Bangabandhu Premier League.
Elated about his performance, Liton stated he is more mature as a batsman now and credited his settlement in personal life for the progress.
Playing in 12 innings of BBPL so far, Liton scored 422 runs at an average of 38.36.
While talking in the post-match press briefing at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Saturday, Liton said, ” “I always practice in the same manner. Sometimes it works, sometime it does not. Maybe this time it is working. Another reason is I am a more mature player now.”
“In previous seasons of the BPL, I always tried to play attacking shots. In this BPL, I have reduced some of my aggression as a batsman. Now I am being more selective with my shots.
Getting married recently also helped me become more mature both on and off the field,”
“There has been a slight change to my footwork when batting. I have worked with Neil McKenzie [the national team batting coach] for a long time. Also, my head position is now straighter. After consulting with him, I have made these changes,” the 25-year old further said.
Scoring a match-winning innings against Chottogram Challengers where he made 75 facing 48 deliveries hitting 11 fours and a single six, Liton said now his aim is to perform well in the next phase of the competition.
“There is no limit to improvement. If I score 100 today, then I have to think how I can score 120 or more in the next game. When everything is going good in cricket, overconfidence can build up.
“After a good start in this season, I was probably facing such a thing. Later, I concentrated on getting back in focus and thus I am getting runs again. Now, my aim is to perform well in the knockout stage,” he added.