Taskin still hopeful for a spot in top four
Rangpur Rangers are currently in the bottom of the point table in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League. The situation is not any good for the team’s star paceman Taskin Ahmed, who is struggling to find a place in the playing XI. Even after all this, Taskin is not ready to give up.
23, 14, 39: These were the figures by Taskin with the ball in hand in the three matches he has played for Rangpur so far. In 6 overs, he conceded as many as 76 runs, with an average of 12.67 every over. And all top of that, he has not yet been able to pick a single wicket.
So far Rangper have played six matches in the tournament. But thanks to his such disastrous performance, Taskin had to sit out in the remaining three matches.
Still Taskin thinks it is just a part of his career, and so he does not mind his misfortune.
“It is sad that I could not get chance to play three matches. But I think this is just a part of a cricketer’s career. If I get chance in the next matches, I will be looking to give my best. Plus it is not a time to lose sleep over the fact that I could not get wickets in those three matches. I have been toiling hard in training. Next time I get chance, I will try and make them count,” said Taskin on Sunday.
With a mere 2 points from 6 matches, Rangpur currently hold the seventh spot in the points table. As a result, they are almost out of the tournament, though in papers they still have some mathematical possibility to qualify for the top four.
When asked about this, Taskin said: “In order to play in the top four, we have to come up with everything we have in our arsenal, and play as aggressive as possible. From now onward, every single match is very important for us.”
He further added, “We have Shane Watson with us. We, juniors, are trying to support him. He is also encouraging us to play fearless cricket.”