Cushy-spoken Towhid Hridoy has ‘no regrets’ after lacking century on ODI debut
The soft-spoken Hridoy stated that he sought after to handle his competitive intent, a mantra he advanced because the disastrous BPL marketing campaign from 2022. Hridoy stated that he attempted to be informed from Shakib all over their partnership, however his primary center of attention used to be on himself.
“I sought after to have the suitable intent,” Hridoy stated after the sport. “I did not attempt to bat to get settled on the crease. I attempted to play every ball to its advantage. It used to be a perfect feeling batting with Shakib bhai. He’s such an skilled batter. I used to be studying continuously from him. I in reality loved it. He used to be giving me recommendation every now and then. After I concept I had to one thing, I requested him. He used to be encouraging me, telling to bat as deep as imaginable.”
Hridoy stated that it used to be a perfect second from him to bat with Mushfiqur within the latter a part of the Bangladesh innings, because it used to be a second from the wicketkeeper-batter’s occupation, 16 years in the past, that impressed Hridoy within the first position.
“In 2007 when Mushfiq bhai received us the sport towards India within the Global Cup, he took a stump from that sport. After I noticed that stump in particular person all over a programme in Bogra, I used to be in reality impressed by means of it. I used to be little or no. I dreamed from that day that I wish to play for the nationwide crew. Nowadays he stated some inspiring phrases, like he desires me to serve Bangladesh cricket for a very long time,” stated Hridoy.
He stated that there is no be apologetic about about no longer attaining the three-figure mark, when he will have been the primary from Bangladesh to take action on ODI debut. “I give all reward to Allah. I will have been out early. I’m proud of what I were given. I all the time thank Allah. I were given what I used to be in my Rizq (provision). Expectantly I can do higher subsequent time. I don’t have any regrets. I’m hoping the ones making their debuts later, hope they may be able to do even higher,” he stated.
Hridoy is without doubt one of the uncommon merchandise of the BPL, a match this is identified for organizing and administrative faults. He made 403 runs on this season’s BPL, batting in an competitive method that nobody anticipated him to. His batting used to be at the causes Sylhet Strikers reached the match ultimate this yr.
It used to be additionally Hridoy’s failure within the 2022 BPL that motivated him. Hridoy used to be on strike within the closing ball of closing yr’s BPL ultimate. He used to be having a woeful time with the bat, scoring runs at 97.84 strike-rate, averaging simplest 17. In opposition to Comilla Victorians’ Shohidul Islam, Hridoy hit a half-volley to hide, simply operating a unmarried as Fortune Barishal fell brief by means of one run.
“[My aggressive intent and fearless batting] began after enjoying badly within the 2022 BPL. I believed I will have to trade myself since that match. I attempted the entirety together with converting my mentality. Up to imaginable. It used to be a foul season for me. I attempted to get as a long way clear of it.
Hridoy has had extra heartbreak in his lifestyles. When he used to be simplest 12 years outdated, a person swindled him of some huge cash when he had come to Dhaka for the primary time. It grew to become out that the academy he had supposed to enroll in did not exist in any respect. He just about gave up the sport ahead of Mahmud, the previous nationwide captain and present BCB director, stored him within the instantly and slim to proceed enjoying within the age-group ranges.
“I misplaced so much after I went to that academy. I did not wish to proceed enjoying cricket. My father by no means supported me to play cricket. My folks do not perceive the sport however each time I was adamant with my mom, she would relent.
“Round that point after I sought after to forestall enjoying, Sujon sir in reality supported me. That is from my U16 days. He all the time gave me alternatives from enjoying within the Dhaka First Department league,” he stated.
Hridoy stated that his folks had been thrilled together with his inclusion within the Bangladesh crew, specifically his mom who would ceaselessly move round his father’s again to lend a hand Hridoy pursue his dream. “My folks are more than pleased, particularly my mom. She all the time supported me. I used to be all the time stressed about my research, however I did not in reality pursue it. I used to be considering my cricket,” he stated.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84