Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad has revealed his picks for the top three batsmen in the world. With no action going around right now, a number of cricketers have been doing live sessions on social media to keep themselves busy. Mahmudullah also followed suit and attended a Facebook live chat programme ‘Life is beautiful’ organized by a local television channel named ‘Jamuna Television’.
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During the conversation, he was asked to pick his favourite three batsmen in international cricket. In reply, the Bangladesh ace named India skipper Virat Kohli, Pakistan’s limited-overs skipper Babar Azam and his own teammate Mushfiqur Rahim.
Well, Kohli, Babar and Mushfiqur are indeed three of the best in the world right now. Kohli is widely regarded as the best batsmen in the world right while Babar is not very far behind either. Kohli is currently the number one ODI batsman and was also the number one in Tests not very long ago.
As far as Mushfiqur is concerned, the right-handed batsman has been one of Bangladesh’s most consistent batsmen for more than a decade now. Mahmudullah further picked Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam and Mehedi Hasan Miraz as his favorite three spinners in the current Bangladesh team. One of Bangladesh’s batting mainstays, Mahmudullah also said he would have liked to face former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar when he was at his best.
“I didn’t play against Shoaib Akhter. But I played one match against him but did not face him. I think I wanted to face him. It would be obviously challenging as well,” Mahmudullah said.
“He was the quickest bowler in his prime time. It would be challenging facing him and I like taking challenges as well,” he added.