After sustaining a side injury prior to the one-off test match against Ireland a few weeks ago, the speedster for Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed, is working hard to get back in game shape in time for the home series against Afghanistan in June and July.
Taskin, who is feeling positive about his route to recovery, has dismissed worries about the increased exertion that comes with playing all three versions of the game.
Instead of being concerned about the workload, the 28-year-old said that he should focus on becoming fitter in order to compete at the same level as the best cricket players in the world who take part in all three forms.
There are a significant number of fast bowlers that are proficient in all three versions of the game. Maybe it’s something I did. “I realize I need to work on my fitness,” he remarked.
When asked whether there is a certain format that he would want, he responded, “My desire is to bowl 365 days.” However, the body is unable to. Therefore, [which matches to play against me] will be decided by the board.
Since making his comeback in 2021, the 28-year-old has been a staple in the Tigers’ squad, and he has been the driving force behind the side’s fast-bowling unit. Taskin claims that the idea of protecting his body so that he may conserve himself for more significant competitions has never entered his head, which is surprising given that he is capable of clocking in at over 140 kilometers per hour.
“I am unable to play the game with any degree of caution. When you get onto the field with the ball in your hands, the thought that you should play carefully and keep your body’s wellness in mind is not one that crosses your mind. In addition to that, I have a quick bowling speed.
“When I go to play, I don’t think about what big events are up ahead,” he told the press at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. “I just go out there and focus on the game.”
To ensure that his recuperation remains the first priority, Taskin is working on getting back to full strength so that he can take on the Afghans at home.