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.

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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,”

he added.

“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.


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