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Soumya silences critics with record double ton

Soumya silences critics with record double ton

Soumya Sarkar found his form at a moment when there was widespread concern over his ability to play a long innings, following his lingering bad patch in Dhaka Premier League (DPL), reports BSS. The selectors kept faith on his immense talent to include him in the Bangladesh’s World Cup-bound squad, a thing that drew huge criticism. Onus was on Soumya to pay off the faith and there was also uncertainty since the selectors declared that they may bring up changes to the World Cup squad till the last deadline on May 22, set by International Cricket Council (ICC).Therefore Soumya was in pressure to deliver and show the selectors that he has enough fuel left in him. His 79 ball-106 against Legends of Rupganj in a crucial match was the testament of what he could do in the big game. Abahani’s title hope would have ended should they lost the match to Rupganj. Standing on what was a summit clash for Abahani, Soumya found his form to deliver one of his best knocks which kept Abahani’s championship hope alive.But still there was criticism that the pitch was flat. However Soumya played even bigger knock in the match against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, which turned out to be unofficial final for Abahani. And he raised his game to an uncanny degree to become first Bangladeshi batsman to hit a double century. The BKSP pitch was flat but hitting a double in a scorching heat was not a matter of joke.He broke several records on the way to his record double ton. He hit in total 30 boundaries amongst which 16 were sixes, which was a record itself. He shared 312-run with Jahrul...

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