I still have a long way to go: Rahi

Bangladesh pace bowler Abu Jayed Rahi said on Wednesday that he still has a long way to go as far as cementing his place in the ODI setup is concerned, report agencies.

Jayed picked 5 wickets against Ireland in only his second ODI. “Of course I feel good. At first I just wanted at least one wicket and thought two wickets will be far better.I have gained confidence, but have a long way to go still.” Jayed told reporters after shunning his critics through his noteworthy performance.

People are talking about Abu Jayed Rahi for quite some time now. His inclusion in the 15 men World Cup squad raised few eyebrows. Many people preferred pacer Taskin Ahmed over Jayed. 

But it seems like his 5 wickets against Ireland on Wednesday sealed his spot in the squad.

But Rahi admits he was nervous in his debut ODI match but captain Mashrafe Mortaza have calmed his nerve.

“I felt pressure in the debut match. But today there was no pressure. Mashrafe vai always told me to bowl the way I want. 

The way I ball in Dhaka League or in Premier league. He told me to bowl without any hesitation and told me to do whatever I like. I tried to follow his words.”