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Mushfiqur returns to his childhood mentor

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23rd September, 2021 09:07:21 PM
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Mushfiqur returns to his childhood mentor

Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim returned to his childhood mentor Nazmul Abedin at BKSP to get back his old batting form.

Mushfiqur recent batting form raised quite a few eyebrows as it does not go with his reputation making 39 runs with a highest score of 20 not out against New Zealand at home in recently concluded five-match T20 series.

Mushfiqur’s reputation as Bangladesh's one of the best batsmen is well-established, but he showed mediocre performance with bat against New Zealand. Therefore he decided to go to BKSP to take advice from him mentor.

“I last worked with him nearly two years back. It is tough to get a gap. Now I got some little time. As T20 World Cup is closer we both decided to utilize the time. We are working keeping T20 World Cup in mind.” Nazmul Abedin told reports on Thursday.

“There are some technical issues I found. But this is something that cannot be discussed but I can only say we are focused to improve his T20 performance,’’ he said adding that losing quick wickets against New Zealand prompted him to go under the shell in the just concluded series against New Zealand.

‘’We lost quick wickets in the series against New Zealand in every match and he tries to recover the early damage and maybe that's why he failed to take the risk as he was focused to build the innings,’’ he said.

 ‘’It is tough to play aggressively on this wicket. It was mainly some mental issues. He couldn’t dare to go beyond that mental frame. A batsman loses his confidence when he goes though the same situation again and again. We are working with these matters,’’ he said.

Nazmul is known to Mushfiqur since his childhood days as he was coach of BKSP when Mushfiqur joined the institute to learn the trade as a young student. He took batting tips from his mentor at BKSP last two days and he is expected to continue batting practice at BKSP on Friday.

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (left) receives some batting tips from his childhood coach Nazmul Abedin Fahim during an individual training session at the BKSP on Thursday. Mushfiqur shares the photo on his official Facebook page and writes, “Alhamdulillah great to be back where I belong…BKSP my home.”