Mahmudullah Riyad is considered to many as the unsung hero of Bangladesh cricket. Now he has three hundreds under his belt in ODIs, all of them have come in ICC tournaments. All of the hundreds are special to him.
Mahmudullah showed his class against New Zealand scoring a 107-ball 102* with 8 fours and 2 sixes to keep his side alive in the Champions Trophy. He came in when his side was 33/4.
Quoting Mahmudullah cricket based web portal bdcrictime said, “When I went out my intention was to remain positive and play my shots as the balls was moving quite a lot in the first ten overs so it was very tough initially. Two of their best bowlers Southee and Boult were bowling brilliantly but when I went into bat there wasn’t as much swing so my plan was to go after the ball if it was on my zone.”
The right-hander, known as a ‘silent killer’, had scored hundreds against England at Adelaide and New Zealand at Hamilton in 2015 World before getting his third one. Each of those innings were important to him.
“I think all the three hundreds are very special to me as each of the innings were as important.”