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Senior Players Responds to Papon's Claim
July 22, 2018

In a surprising turn of events, Bangladeshi seniors have responded to the latest allegations made by Nazmul Hassan Papon. In a news conference earlier in the week, the BCB czar claimed that Bangladeshi senior players are "relucatant to play Test matches". The senior players clearly disagreed to the notion and responded with their patient and lethargic performance in the 1st ODI.

Tamim Iqbal seemed to be the most determined one of the lot to disprove the CEO's claim. In a manner similar to his epic four fingers celebration after scoring glorious 4 consecutive half ceuntires couple of years ago, the stylish batsmen let his blocking and nudging in the 2nd and 3rd powperlay do the talk this time. After the innings, Tamim said "After Shakib came to the pitch, we discussed and decided to show our passion and pedigree for test matches. Even throughout the 30th and 40th over, we tried very hard not to hit the ball and dry up the boundaries".

The duo displayed magninificnet restraint and defensive strokeplay during the powerplays in a relatively easy batting pitch against a toothless bowling attack. Shakib said "It was not easy. We were not facing Rashid Khan or Dale Steyn here. But rather Nurse or Bishoo. So we had to override our instinct and almost bring the innings to a halt".

Meanwhile the ever rebellious duo of Mushfiq/Riyad opted to play T20 style and ended with SR of 300 and 400 respectively.

In a game of ODI, Bangladesh showed both Test and T20 batting style leaving Nazmul himself very bi curious.
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