Mominul wants to quit Test captaincy
Published: 08:32 PM, 31 May 2022
Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque; File Photo
Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque has been out of runs for a long time. The question has been raised long ago whether he will continue the captaincy following his out of form. In this situation, there was a rumor that Mominul may announce his resignation from the captaincy soon. That is what is going to happen this time.
Mominul has decided to step down from his role as captain to focus on his batting. He told reporters after a meeting with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan Papon.
As a result, it is only a matter of time before Mominul's chapter ends as Test captain. The matter has been confirmed to Daily Bangladesh by a special source of BCB. Now just waiting for the official announcement.
"I was unable to contribute as a captain in the last few series and I think that I wasn't able to motivate my team. I think it's better to give the responsibility to someone new. I have said what I want, the rest will depend on the board's decision. At the moment it would be better for me to take a break and focus on my batting," Mominul told the reporters.
When asked whether he was under any pressure to step down from the role of captaincy, Mominul said he was not under any pressure from any quarters.
"When you play well and even if the team does not get the result you can still motivate the team. The thing is I am not being able to perform well and the team is also not doing well and in such a situation it's difficult to do the captaincy. If I honestly feel I think it's better not to continue the captaincy. Not only me even the best captain in the world would be under pressure if the team does not do well and it's normal," Mominul added.
Mominul was made captain suddenly when incumbent skipper Shakib Al Hasan was handed two years ban from all forms of cricket. His first assignment was the India tour where Bangladesh lost the two-match series 2-0. But Bangladesh beat for the first time New Zealand at their den under the leadership of Mominul.