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Injuries are like friend for Hasan

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 18 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Injuries are like friend for Hasan

Bangladesh pacer Hasan Mahmud said on Saturday that injuries are like ‘friend’ to him as he prepares for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.

The 22-year-old right-arm pace bowler suffered a lot of injuries during his short international career.

Hasan had to return home early from New Zealand last year after he sustained a back injury during the three-match ODI series opener and was out of cricket for a long time.

He made a comeback to the national set-up during Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe in July-August this year after a long rehabilitation programme.

A good show against Zimbabwe helped him retain his place in the Asia Cup squad but unfortunately, only three days before the departure of the Tigers to UAE, he injured his feet which eventually ruled him out from the tournament.

 “It is challenging (managing the injuries). For fast bowlers, injuries are like a friend. It comes and goes. But we need to work on it,” Hasan told reporters on Saturday.

Hasan said that he was confident about getting a place in the World Cup squad on the back of his performance against Zimbabwe.

“With the performance in the Zimbabwe tour, I was confident that I will make it in the World Cup squad and that is what happened finally,” he said.

“Now as I’m in the World Cup team. I want to give my best,” he said, adding that he will start bowling on September 19.

Hasan said that they need to make sure that when their back is pushed against the wall, they hold on to their nerves.

“I think we panic when we are under pressure and perhaps that is the reason we forget our main skill,” said Hasan.

“We need to make sure we can execute our main skill under any circumstances and we have to learn it. If we can do that we will be able to bowl yorkers at the end,” he said, adding that he will work with new T20 technical consultant Sridharan Sriram on death-over bowling.

“No, I’m yet to talk (with Sriram) but every fast bowler is different when it comes to death bowling,” he said.

“Everyone must have the confidence that he can do well and we will work on it (death-over bowling) in future,” said Hasan, who represented Bangladesh in five ODIs and three T20Is after making his debut in March, 2020.