Mehidy Hasan Miraz has hailed former Indian spinner as his bowling idol. Miraz rose through the ranks after commendable performances in the 2016 U-19 World Cup.
The off-spinning all-rounder made his debut later that year and was one of the main architects behind the Asian Tigers maiden Test win against the visiting England team.
Hasan claimed 19 wickets across 2 Tests, 12 of which came in the historic win. Since then, it has been a topsy-turvy ride for the Bangladeshi off-spinner.
The off-spinner recently engaged in a freewheeling conversation with bdcrictime.com where he opened about his growing up days and about his idol Ramesh Powar.
“Ramesh Powar is my bowling idol. When I started practicing at a young age, I used to bowl in different actions. I couldn’t find comfort in bowling in different actions. I couldn’t bowl in a suitable place too,” Mehidy Hasan Miraz told Bdcrictime.
He added: “Suddenly one day while watching a match of India, Ramesh Powar came in bowling. He was quite fat then. There was quite a turn in his bowling. I found his bowling action very nice. There were much turns too. I was thinking- so fat people, managed to bowl in such good place of the wicket with much turns. So, let’s try to bowl like him one day in the field,”
‘I used to watch him play IPL matches on IPL’ Mehidy Hasan on his ‘inspiration’ Ramesh Powar
This is not the first time that Mehidy Hasan has openly talked about his admiration for Ramesh Powar.
Though I have never met him, Romesh Powar is my hero. I used to watch him play IPL matches on TV and took inspiration from him,” Mehidy Hasan had said in 2016.
Ramesh Powar played 2 Tests and 31 One-day Internationals for India between 2004-2007 where he claimed a total of 40 wickets.
Powar, who is currently serving as the bowling coach of India A, had a controversial run as head coach of the Indian Women Team and he was subsequently relieved of his duties post the 2018 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.