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Taskin believes he deserves deputy skipper role

Published : 14 May 2024 09:30 PM

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) threw a curveball on Tuesday with the announcement of their T20 World Cup squad. Taskin Ahmed, a pace bowler who was battling a recent injury and whose World Cup participation was uncertain, was named the vice-captain, much to everyone's surprise.

Initially, the announcement of Nazmul Hossain as captain seemed straightforward. However, the revelation that Taskin, not a top-order batsman but a crucial fast bowler, would be his deputy sent shockwaves through the cricketing world. The chief selector, Gazi Ashraf Hossain, clarified the unexpected choice by designating Taskin as "vice-captain." When contacted, Taskin expressed his delight at the honour. He humbly downplayed the surprise element, stating he learned about the position only during the team announcement. However, his quiet confidence shone through as he declared his belief in deserving the role. Taskin's parents echoed his emotions, expressing immense pride in their son's achievement.

“It feels good. It feels incredibly good.” He also said that his parents are even happier than him, "My parents are much happier. That's what feels better." Despite the surprise, there's no questioning Taskin's dedication and leadership potential. He's highly respected within the team, and his selection as vice-captain seems well-deserved. The past few days were filled with speculation about his injury and World Cup inclusion, making this vice-captaincy role even more unexpected.

Taskin's selection as vice-captain has garnered positive reactions from fans and experts alike. They acknowledge his talent, experience, and leadership qualities, believing he'll be a valuable asset to the team. His appointment is seen as a potential motivator for the squad, boosting their chances of clinching the coveted T20 World Cup trophy.

While Taskin's vice-captaincy may have come as a surprise, it's a welcome one. His skills and leadership potential make him a strong choice for the role. With his contribution, Bangladesh's T20 World Cup campaign holds even greater promise.