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Bangobondhu T-20 Cup

I need to bat freely- Emon





Photo: Tanvin Tamim / Cricfrenzy

|| CF Correspondent ||

Young batting prodigy Parvez Hossain Emon said that he needs to play freely in order to get success.

Emon, a member of the World Cup Under-19 squad, became the new sensation following his unbeaten 42-ball hundred for Fortune Barishal against Minister Rajshahi in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup.

The century that put his name in the history book as the fastest centurion of the country in the shortest also helped his side chased down a massive 220 runs in the competition.

‘’I need to bat freely as it is my strength and I want to bat according to it,’’ Emon told Cricfrenzy on Wednesday.

‘’After doing well in the opening game I had taken a lot of pressure and that prevented me from playing my natural game but in the last game I decided to play the way I know and eventually it paid off,’’ he said.

Emon, who broke the record of scoring the quickest T20 century by removing Tamim Iqbal (who scored 100 from 50 balls against Dhaka Dynamites) thanked the experienced campaigner as not only he guided him while he was batting but made sure he does not lose his mind during the way to the dressing room after the pair was separated through a run that ended the run of Tamim, who made a 53 from 37 balls.

Batting with Tamim bhai is like an inspiration because you can learn a lot watching him from the other end,’’ said Emon.

‘’When we were separated he just told me that just to concentrate on playing my natural game and I preferred to follow his instruction and keep on playing my strokes,’’ he said.

Barishal needed a decent start in the big chase and they got it as Saif Hassan scored a quick fire 27 when Emon joined with Tamim Iqbal and the duo changed the course of the match with a 117-run partnership.

But Emon was at his very best as he charged over all the Rajshahi bowlers to shis maiden century in T20s.

The left-handed batsman who is a student of BKSP sealed the match in the 19th over with a boundary and also that also helped him remain unbeaten on 100 while his sublime innings was composed of nine fours and seven sixes

‘’Look when you are chasing a big total there is no point taking pressure of looking at the scoreboard and we decided to follow the route and just concentrate on batting according to the merit of the ball,’’ said Emon, who was adjudged man of the match.