Mashrafe is my greatest inspiration in bad times: Taskin Ahmed

After a dream start of his career, Taskin Ahmed has been in and out of the team all the way since last year. The 23 year old fast bowler is now dreaming to return in the national side in the forthcoming World Cup.

Talking to one of the online news media of the country Dhaka Times, Taskin said Bangladesh limited over skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza is his inspiration in this struggling period of career.

“I converse with Mashrafe whenever opportunity comes. Talking with him sustain my mental strength,” Taskin said

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“He always insist on being stress free; anything can happen in anytime. I’ve a long way to go,” Taskin said.

Once the inevitable part of the national pace squad says he is quite out of touch now with the coaching staff.

“I’ve had a few talks with national team head coach Steve Rhodes. He congratulated me when I claimed five wickets in the last match of the national league. I’m trying to keep in touch,” Taskin said.

The young pacer also informed about his recent concentration of thoughts in batting; “I’ve been within batting practice for a while to improve things a bit. Of course there is no limit of improvement in performance,” he said.

Taskin told not being with the national team is unquestionably frustrating.

“There is no greater peace for a sportsman than to play for the country.

I’ve been suffering from various injuries since long besides running through bad patches. I’ve taken it as a hard lesson of life,” he said.

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