|Bangladesh vs India: Mehidy Hasan Miraz had a giant level to show and he didn’t fail|
Bangladesh vs India: Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored his maiden ODI century towards India on Wednesday, December 7, on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz had a giant level to show, and he didn’t fail. Courtesy: AP
By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: No. Don’t be shocked that it occurred. It was one thing inevitable. Be completely satisfied that it will definitely occurred. It took six lengthy years, however the day got here. If you might be questioning if Mehidy Hasan had the potential with the bat, this sequence ought to put each doubt to relaxation.
Mehidy isn’t a power-hitter by any means. He by no means was. He is somebody, fairly to the bare eye, not somebody who would sweep oneself off one’s toes to play agricultural hoicks.
He is Rabindranath Tagore’s classical poetry and never Dani Filth’s slam-bam dying steel. He is apparent Daal Bhaat, as they are saying in Bangladesh, and never a spiced-up Chicken Rezala.
Mehidy performed a knock that wouldn’t simply be forgotten. No, it wasn’t a fluke, as two nights in the past, he performed a match-winning hand when Bangladesh have been in all types of hassle after shedding 9 wickets in Dhaka.
Mehidy’s knock was vital.
It was a knock for the ages. Mirpur witnessed a lot of Bangladesh wins and loads of heroic efforts with the bat from the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Ashraful, Mahmudullah and others.
Mehidy’s knock was a distinct beast, not as a result of he smashed his maiden ODI century or as a result of it guided Bangladesh by means of to a five-run win over Rohit Sharma’s two-time world champions India.
It was a solution to the questions over temperament that Bangladesh cricketers are stated to be missing. Just a month in the past, the Tigers misplaced a match to India that they need to have received within the T20 World Cup. But after Litton Das obtained out, batters went hell for leather-based and saved giving catching follow to the Indian fielders.
Mehidy – New Mr. Dependable for Bangladesh?
On Wednesday, after being decreased to 69 for six, an Indian sequence equalizer gave the impression to be on the playing cards, large time. Why not? How many occasions will we see Bangladesh stage a comeback with their backs pushed to the wall? How many occasions will we see Bangladesh batters take accountability in crises?
In truth, innumerable occasions, Bangladesh botched up and made a meal in uncomplicated circumstances. Shakib Al Hasan was bang on when he stated that the Tigers don’t know how you can end video games off.
That’s precisely the place Mehidy chipped in. Even if he had not obtained to the three-figure rating, it wouldn’t have made a distinction. In a partnership that includes Mahmudullah and Mehidy, one would at all times look as much as Mahmudullah to make a distinction, as that has at all times been the case.
It ended up being the alternative on the day. While Mahmudullah grinded onerous for his 77, Mehidy stepped on the gasoline as soon as he obtained the measure of the Indian bowling. Once he discovered his rhythm, no Mohammed Siraj or Umran Malik was ok to cease him.
Where does Mehidy go from right here?
It was nearly a year-and-half in the past that Mehidy raced his technique to his maiden Test century after churning out fairly a couple of half-centuries within the purest format.
Come 2022, and Mehidy has already began displaying indicators of being a reliable determine within the Bangladesh unit. It’s the necessity of the hour because the Tamim Iqbals, Shakib Al Hasans, Mushfiqur Rahims and Mahmudullahs aren’t getting any youthful.
2018 was a turning level in his profession. Although it was Litton Das who scored a century within the Asia Cup last towards India, Mehidy opened the batting and confirmed the world his capability with the willow.
Not to overlook the variety of occasions he has opened for groups within the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Do you bear in mind the 62-ball 87* that earned him the Player of the Match award again in December 2019?
Mehidy didn’t bowl a single ball in that recreation, however sure, he did open the batting and helped his crew, Khulna Tigers, chase down 158 towards Sylhet Thunder in Mirpur.
Last, however not least, when Bangladesh completed third within the U19 World Cup at dwelling six years in the past, ‘Captain’ Mehidy was their second-highest run-scorer together with being their joint second-highest wicket-taker.
Mehidy scored 242 runs at a median of 60.50 with 4 half-centuries and picked up 12 wickets at an economic system charge of three.75.
Let alone his bowling, if Mehidy is match, he’s ok to play for Bangladesh as a specialist batter. Period.