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Mushfiq not losing sleep over nat’l comeback

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 21 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim said on Thursday that he is not losing his sleep over making a comeback in the T20I format.

Mushfiqur will be leading Khulna Tigers in the forthcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, scheduled to start from today in Mirpur.

The right-handed batsman was excluded from Bangladesh’s last three-match T20I series against Pakistan and the exclusion didn’t go well with the seasoned campaigner and many believe that he will be keen to prove a point in the upcoming tournament.

However, Mushfiqur refused to accept it. “I’m not thinking about a comeback or the national team,” Mushfiqur said.

“I’m only focusing on the BPL T20 format.  Alhamdulillah, I’m the highest run-getter in the BPL. So it’s a different challenge for me to hold that spot. I’m not thinking about what is coming in the future.

“I’ll try my best for the team and that’s enough for me,” he added.

Mushfiqur, who is known to be one of the most hardworking cricketers in the national team dressing room, added that he will rely on his basics rather than trying too many things to fulfil the requirement of T20s.

“I always have a personal preparation prior to any match and I do this preparation in my own way and that’s why I underwent special preparation in the nets,” he said.

“Two hours net session is not enough for everyone considering each team has 18-20 players and so I tried to take my preparation here and there,” he said in reply to a question of a journalist - the reason behind working alone in the academy nets.

“You have to prepare yourself in advance for any tournament. It’s a power-hitting game. If the base is strong, power-hit comes automatically,” he added.