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Robin’s priority is England, not Bangladesh

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  • 10 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Robin’s priority is England, not Bangladesh

British-Bangladeshi cricketer Robin Das expressed his desire to play for the England national cricket team.

The 20-year-old batsman, who plays for Essex, one of the top county clubs in England, came to Bangladesh to represent Dhaka Dominators in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League, the country’s only franchise-based domestic T20 tournament.

Robin’s father is a Bangladeshi and he hailed from Sunamganj, one of the four districts of Sylhet division.

However, Robin was born and raised in England and he claimed that his top priority is to represent his motherland in future.

“My dream is to play for England. I don’t want to close any doors in future. But my definite plan is to play for England,” Robin told reporters in Mirpur on Monday.

However, Robin claimed that he’s very excited to come here to Bangladesh – the first time after a long break – and is planning to visit his relatives in Sunamganj during the Sylhet phase matches.

“I’m very excited. Obviously, this is my father’s country. He told me a lot about our home in Bangladesh. He’s very happy to hear that I’ve come here to play in this tournament.

“Not only my family members but also my relatives here in Bangladesh are also very happy. They came to the airport to receive me…When I’ll travel to Sylhet with the team, I’ll plan to visit them in Sunamganj.

“It will be a big moment for me to go to Sylhet and play there as it’s my father’s district,” he added. Robin said that Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das inspired him a lot and claimed to be a regular follower of Bangladesh cricket.

“He (Liton) is an exceptional player. He has been the leading cricketer for Bangladesh in all three formats last year. I think he’s actually one of the best players in the world. He is a player who inspires me a lot,” he said, adding that he is really looking forward to playing for his franchise and contributing to their success in the tournament.