We concentrate on skill hitting rather than power hitting: Mahmudullah

Bangladesh’s long-serving campaigner Mahmudullah Riyad, overcoming quite a lengthy dried out time, has returned among runs in the T20I tri-series match against Zimbabwe. 

Mahmudullah fifty carries Bangladesh to tri-series final

The prolific 41-ball 62-run innings ensured the team’s victory and ticket of the final of the competition. At the end of the match, the 34-year old said the contribution for the team is the better aspect of the performance to him rather than individual achievement.

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“To me, a fifty is not that important. What feels best is that I contributed for the team. I always want to serve for my team,” he said.

“In T20 cricket, sometimes it is even possible to win a match scoring 20-30 runs. Winning a match is far more satisfying than anything else,” Mahmudullah added.

Bangladesh managed only 33 runs in last three overs of the innings despite being in a good position of scoring 142 losing 3 wickets.

Mahmudullah, on explaining the situation, said Bangladesh batsmen are not powerful big hitters.

“I think we are more capable in skill hitting rather than power hitting. We could utilize the power only when we are set in the crease. There are no Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in Bangladesh team. We are more focused on skill hitting,”

he added.

“I also think we will have to concentrate on how to increase the level of power hitting discussing with batting consultants of the team,” Mahmudullah said.

Mahmudullah also highly appreciated newly adorned young leg-spinner Aminul Islam. He said, “When I first saw him in net bowling, I feel there is a X-factor in him. He seems aggressive with a good physical attitude. I personally wished him to be successful here.”

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