26 May 2022, 20:47

Shakib urges to support 'out of form' Mominul 

DHAKA, May 26, 2022 (BSS)-Bangladesh's star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan urged 
all to support Test captain Mominul Haque, who has been going through a lean 
batting patch of late.

After scoring 9 runs in the first innings, Mominul got a duck in the second 
innings to extend his lean batting streak to seventh straight single digit 
figure. He in fact got out in single digit figure for 12 times in the last 15 
innings, something which is alarming for a batter who is also the captain of 
the side.

"For a captain, this time is really very tough but the important thing is to 
how we can support him," Shakib said here today.

After the first innings, head coach Russell Domingo also backed Mominul, 
saying that, the captain is not out of form, rather he is out of runs at this 

Mominul, who has 11 centuries under his belt, the highest amongst Bangladeshi 
players and also is the only player from the country to hit centuries in both 
innings of a Test, even failed to get a share of luck.

In the second innings, the Lankan side reviewed a decision successfully to 
get him out.

Shakib said there is no better option than Mominul at this moment given 
Bangladesh's condition in the Test cricket.

"Given Bangladesh's condition in the Test cricket, there is no better option 
than Mominul at this moment. So we have to support him. It's a matter of just 
an innings and everything will be changed."


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