Rahi satisfied with fitness, yet seeking perfection
Bangladeshi cricketers have started training in Sylhet like Dhaka and Chittagong. Four fast bowlers of the national team Abu Zayed Chowdhury Rahi, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain as well as Nasum Ahmed, who was called up for the Zimbabwe series T20 squad, are training at the Sylhet International Stadium.
The cricketers have expressed relief over the practice facilities in Sylhet. Speaking to media on Wednesday (August 19th), pacer Rahi said they were getting adequate training facilities at the eye-catching stadium. Although he is not worried about fitness, he said that fitness like bowling has not come yet.
Rahi said, ” Our fitness seems to be getting better, but slowly getting better. When we first started practicing two weeks ago, it seemed like it wouldn’t happen. Fitness seems to have improved after running and training. It will be a little late for bowling fitness to come, we are working on it now.”
Although several cricketers are practicing in Dhaka, only 4 cricketers are practicing in Sylhet using the facilities of the stadium. However, Rahi is quite happy with the management of Sylhet. The curators have made four separate pitches for the four bowlers. Rahi said,
“The practice facilities in Sylhet are very good, unbelievably honest. Getting indoor and gymnasium facilities. Four wickets have been made for the four of us in the center wicket. All in all, I am getting the maximum benefit.”
“I have entered the field after disinfecting my hands with sanitizer. All groundsmen are using masks. The four of us are practicing social distancing and obeying health rules, ”he said.