We haven’t improved in 20 years: Mominul
Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque has said that the game of the Bangladesh team has not improved in the last 20 years even after getting the Test status. The captain has expressed frustration after being whitewashed in a two-match Test series against the West Indies.
After the Chattogram Test, Bangladesh lost the Dhaka Test as well. The Tigers have had to endure intense criticism for such a defeat. When will Bangladesh perform as expected in the Tests, the question naturally arises. Mominul thinks that Bangladesh has not improved in Tests in the last 20 years.
“It’s been 20 years,” he said. “But I don’t think there has been any improvement in that way. There is no end to the improvements. There is a chance until death. As long as we play, as long as we represent Bangladesh, we have to improve.”
The left-handed batsman did not have such a bitter record on home soil despite getting the whitewash in the away series. Despite that unfortunate experience, Mominul mentioned improvement.
“We had the experience of getting whitewashed on foreign soil. But it also happened on our own country soil. You must be disappointed if the team loses. We have a lot to improve. If we can do that, maybe we can win matches at home and abroad,” he said.
“Batsmen need to get into the habit of playing big innings,” he added. “You have to make a habit of batting for a long time. This is the most important thing. If the batsmen can bat for three or four sessions, it will be easier for the Test team.”