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Akram suggests Tiger players to avoid media

Published : 22 Jun 2022 07:04 PM

Following a devastating seven-wicket defeat to the West Indies in the first Test, questions about the Tigers’ strategy in the longest format of the game resurfaced once more, as their batter failed to make an impact in either innings in Antigua.

The visitors were bowled out for 103 runs in the first innings, with six Bangladeshi batters recording ducks for the second consecutive Test.

Former Bangladesh captain and BCB director Akram Khan believes that batters must be able to absorb pressure. He went on to say that cricketers should shun the media if it helps them avoid extra mental stress.

“We need to improve mental aspects but if we take on too much pressure, that is hampered. If you go out to bat with the mentality that you have to score, it won't happen. I think players should avoid the media for their own well-being,” Akram said.

"Before India became world champions, I did not see any of their players in the media for about a year prior to the mega-event. If you do well, the media will write positively about you. But if you are unable to perform, it might add more mental pressure to read such news. Cricketers should stay away from media" he added.