Stonier feels proud of Shoriful
Bangladesh’s one of the most successful pacer of U-19 World Cup winning team, Shoriful Islam has debuted in international cricket with New Zealand T20s. He got his first wicket of his career in the second T20I on Tuesday in Napier. U-19 strength and conditioning coach Richard Stonier expresses joy on social media for Shoriful’s wicket.
Last year, Bangladesh U-19 team won the World Cup in South Africa. They had done what they could not do before. Stonier has a big contribution behind winning the World Cup. In love, the cricketers used to call him ‘Pagla’ or ‘Richard Bhai’.
However, 19-year old Shoriful could not shine in his debut match. In his first match, he bowled four overs and conceded 50 runs in 12.50 economy, no wickets! However, the team management did not skimp to give him a chance in the second match. His first victim of international cricket came in his second over of second T20I.
The pacer took the wicket of inform Devon Conway in the match. How happy Shoriful was to get his first wicket was reflected in his face. After the wicket, Stonier shared a story on Instagram, writing, “First international wicket for Shoriful. Proud of you brother.”
Although he was the most expensive bowler in the first match, the scenario was opposite in the second match. He was the least expensive bowler in that match. He bowled three overs and gave away just 16 runs for one wicket. However, in the end, Bangladesh lost the match by 28 runs in D/L method.