Haturushinghe on Soumya Sarkar and how he show his talent despite Sarkar's bad domestic performances.
Q.There is a new wave of players in the Bangladesh team. Tell us what you saw in someone like Soumya Sarkar before his international debut.
He has been a match-winner for us, isn't it?
Ans. He is world-class. I saw him once scoring just 13 runs one day, here at this ground. I just came here for a practice game. They were playing an organised game and I was just walking around the ground when I saw him batting. There were two shots that gave me some idea.
I think he just played one dab between point and gully. It was just a tap against a fast bowler, I think it was Rubel, for four runs. In the same match, he took a catch at slip. I mean, that's enough for me to understand how high his ceiling is compared to some of the other players I have seen. From that day onwards I have been telling selectors. I actually asked them to pick him for the whole Zimbabwe series [in December 2014]. He only played the last game.
One of my strengths is to spot talent. I see a role for him. I will probably go and get it. I know he can make a difference in the team.