Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah said on Friday that he is happy to prove a point in his comeback Test match while added that mental adjustment was key to his success against Zimbabwe in the one-off Test match at Harare.
Mahmudullah made a statement in Harare after returning to Test format after a 17 months gap, making an unbeaten 150 off 278 balls, his career-best innings that gave a new lifeline to his red-ball career.
‘’The mental adjustment had come to play more than the technical adjustment, as I haven't played red-ball cricket for a while, so I was thinking how to adjust. I had thought about the bowlers, as I was measuring how much help from the seam they are taking. So I had tried according to the situation, and the batting was good, because I had a good mental stability,’’ he added.
‘’It wasn't that easy, as I was away from the red-ball cricket for about one and a half year, and I wasn't included in the Test squad before this tour, and was included later. So I had concentrated on performing if I get an opportunity,’’ he added.
Mahmudullah added that they are on a driving seat as they extended their overall lead to 237 runs.
‘’We are on the driving seat and tomorrow will determine how far we can go,’’said Mahmudullah said on Friday.