I think it is better if my double hundred comes later: Mominul Haque
"I think it is one of my best hundreds."
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After losing the opening Test match in Sylhet, Bangladesh found themselves in dire straits in Dhaka as well for the reason that they lost three early wickets to the Zimbabwean fast bowlers. However, left-handed pocket-size dynamite Mominul Haque came to the party and rescued his team by scoring 161 well-compiled runs from 247 deliveries with the help of 19 boundaries.
His partnership of 262 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim, who also scored a century, not only bailed his team out but also helped the Tigers post 303 runs at the close of play on the first day. Mominul was eventually nipped out by Tendai Chatara in the fag end of the first day.
Despite missing out on a double century, the batsman isn’t disappointed by any means. Rather, he mentioned that not being able to score a double ton will only add to his hunger of scoring runs. Moreover, he also mentioned that his knock was for his team and not for himself.
I think it is one of my best hundreds
“If Bangladesh are chasing 350-400 runs, maybe then I will get my double hundred. It is not about myself or my runs, it is mainly for the team. I think it is better if my double hundred comes later, then my hunger will keep increasing. I think if I get it too soon, my hunger will be met,” Mominul was quoted as saying in bdcrictime.com.
Mominul Haque averages over 40 in Test cricket with 12 half-centuries and seven tons. But he couldn’t deliver in Sylhet’s inaugural Test and could only manage 20 runs in the match. After playing the superlative knock, the batsman talked about the manner he approaches the sport.
“I think it is one of my best hundreds. It was an interesting innings. It was tougher than some of my other hundreds because it is a very interesting wicket. I should have scored in the last five or six innings. You get out of the rhythm sometimes.
Maybe something goes wrong with the routine, which I try to maintain. I don’t try to complicate my batting. It is easier if you focus only on seeing the ball and playing the ball. You have to be mentally strong. Sometimes people say things when I am not scoring runs but that’s normal. Everyone would,” the 27-year-old added.
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