Mominul happy to go under the radar


Bangladesh's Mominul Haque is happy he does not receive as much attention as some of his team-mates despite currently being the best batsman in the Test side.

The 23 year-old, who has scored 1380 runs in 14 Tests at an average of 60, is on the verge of equalling a world-record in the one-off Test against India starting on Wednesday.

The left-handed Mominul has hit a 50-plus score in each of his last 11 Test matches and can equal a record set by South Africa's AB de Villiers who made fifties in 12 consecutive matches.

He does not receive the recognition though, even in his own country where the likes of allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Tamim Iqbal is more in the news.

Mominul says: "When you do well, you have responsibility towards your team and towards the people of the country. They expect you to fulfill their hopes. From my position, the responsibility is big.

"When you do well, play well, these things will come. This is how it works. When you do well in any profession, you will get things. It is better to take them normally.

"It will go away when you play badly. I am not too sad when I do badly and I don't get too happy when I do well. I think I am finding out how [good form] goes and when it comes back."