Rony eyes to become an all-rounder

Jannatul Naym Pieal

Abu Haider Rony, the latest revelation of Bangladesh cricket, sparkled with the ball during the third season of BRB Cables Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), taking 21 wickets to become the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament, just behind West Indian Kevon Cooper, which also earned him a place in Bangladesh’s 14-member squad for the first and Second T20I against Zimbabwe, to be held in Khulna from January 15.

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Ahead of the series, the 20-year-old pace sensation said apart from dominating with the ball, he is eyeing to make a name for himself with the willow as well, so that he can build himself as a prefect all-rounder.

To be noted, Rony got to showcase his batting worth twice in the recent BPL, remaining unbeated on both occasions. He scored a mere 1 in one match and made 18 off just 9 balls in another match against Rangpur Riders with the help of two towering sixes.

Altgough these two outings were not enough to prove his ability as a batsman, it seems like they could boost confidence in the young man. He has also received pass mark and acclaim from some of his teammates and coach, which inspired him to think further more seriously about his batting.

“I am satisfied with my batting performances in the BPL. Sohan (Nurul Hasan), Mosaddek (Hossain) and the coach (Mohammad Salahuddin) told me that my batting was good. So I was thinking if I could continue it more often,” said Rony.

Rony also added, “I have been batting since childhood. I have also a number of notable batting innings for my youth teams. And even if I am now needed to contribute to the national team with my batting, I will be trying to deliver my best effort. I wish to become an all-rounder…maybe a bowling all-rounder.”

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