Bangladesh Test debutant Yasir Ali says that he was scared when the ball hit his head
Bangladesh Test debutant Yasir Ali admitted the fact that he had mixed feelings of fear and suffering when he faced a blow by Shaheen Afridi at his head in the first Test against Pakistan at Chattogram.
Bangladesh Test debutant Yasir Ali admitted the fact that he had mixed feelings of fear and suffering when he faced a terrible blow by Shaheen Afridi at his head in the first Test against Pakistan at Chattogram.
Nurul Hasan came on as a concussion substitute for debutant Yasir Ali in the second innings of the two-match series opener at Chattogram after the right-handed batter was struck on the helmet by Shaheen Afridi when he ducked to leave the rising delivery.
Yasir was immediately taken for a scan afterward and was found medically stable but as a precaution, he was kept under observation in the hospital for a night.
Yasir joined his national teammates at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday after being released by the hospital.
He did not bat in the nets and limited his activities only to physical training during the first-day training at Dhaka ahead of the second Test against Pakistan, scheduled from December 4.
“To be honest I was a little scared as the ball hit the head,”Yasir said on Thursday.
“It is a mixed feeling, of fear and suffering.
Yasir, who struck an unbeaten 36 off 72 balls before being retired hurt in the second innings, said that he feels there is a huge difference between international and domestic cricket.
The right-handed batter from Chattogram was called up at the senior level for the first time in 2019 for the Ireland tour and after that, he had been in and out of the national setup.
“It was challenging because I had been with the team for a long time but was not playing any match,”said Yasir.
“But I was not demotivated, considering I have always felt that where I am today (even if I am not selected) is a dream for many aspirants.
“I used to motivate myself thinking that you have to work hard and need to cash it whenever the opportunity comes. Teammates, coaches, friends all used to motivate me saying that you are working hard and have to utilize it when you get a chance. Featuring in the maiden Test was a new experience and batting under a pressure situation in the international circuit is quite different from the domestic circuit.”