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Liton: No pressure after replacing Mushfiq behind stumps

  • Published at 07:15 pm March 13th, 2017
Liton: No pressure after replacing Mushfiq behind stumps
“I wasn't under any sort of pressure when I replaced Mushfiq bhai in the keeping role. I actually played as a keeper in Tests before, so it was nothing new for me,” Liton told the media at Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Oval on Monday. The 22-year old said his performance should have been better in the Galle Test match where he scored five runs in the first innings and 35 in the second essay. In the second innings, he got out while playing an attacking shot against the spin. “I could not quite perform the way I wanted to. I contributed with my keeping but wasn't able to contribute fully with the bat. I think I could have done without that shot. But it happened. Sometimes there is nothing you can do. And overall, when you lose the match, there is nothing much to say,” he said. “Since we lost the match, we played badly. The wicket we had in the first Test was a 500-wicket and we were behind by 150-200 runs in the first innings. In the (fourth) innings, if we had batted well, we could have scored 350-365 runs, but we failed to do that as well,” he added. Liton however, said he will try to give his hundred percent when Bangladesh contest their historic 100th Test match, starting Wednesday. “It is a big thing for Bangladesh cricket and for me as well that I am in the squad for the 100th Test. I will try to give my hundred percent, I think every team member will do the same,” he said. “Every Test is important, but the 100th Test has some prestige associated with it. So I want it to be memorable. Everyone will want to make it memorable and perform well so that their name is associated with this landmark,” he concluded.