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Imrul: Consistent scoring an achievement in my career

  • Published at 12:02 am October 27th, 2018
Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Imrul Kayes scored 144, 90 and 115 in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe and was adjudged man of the series

In-form opening batsman Imrul Kayes is delighted to score big for the Tigers and vowed to continue his good form in the upcoming series.

Imrul scored 144, 90 and 115 in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe and was adjudged man of the series.

“It feels really good to score runs and make contribution for the team’s winning cause. It’s an achievement in my career. I will try to perform consistently in future. I am very happy to score runs in all three matches. If I could make three hundreds, I would have felt happier. I would have been the first Bangladeshi to hit three consecutive hundreds. I was a bit frustrated after the innings. But I thought if I could get into the 90s once again, I would not make the same mistake again,” Imrul said during the post-match press conference at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium Friday.

Bangladesh camp is currently facing a healthy competition as all top-order batsmen Imrul, Liton Das, and now Soumya Sarkar, are getting runs in recent times. 

The injured Tamim Iqbal will be available within a month after recovering from injury. 

Imrul said such healthy completion is ultimately good for the team, considering that the World Cup is looming next year. 

“Tamim bhai is a greater player than me. I think the team management will decide about the matter on who will open the innings. We try to give our 100% in the field when we get any opportunity. I feel that there is a healthy competition in the team, which is really good for Bangladesh. If we can be consistent till the World Cup, we can expect a better result in the tournament,” he said.

Imrul scored 349 runs in three innings, just 11 short of the world record of the highest runs in a three-game series. 

Pakistan’s Babar Azam holds the record of scoring 360 against the West Indies. 

Imrul informed he was not aware of the record while he was batting, and that he just concentrated facing each ball as it came.

“I didn’t know about the record. When I play I don’t remember any records and only try to focus playing ball by ball,” he concluded.