During the break because of the pandemic, all that the cricketers could do was to work on their fitness. They could neither practice nor enhance their skills in the field. During these troubled times, leg-spinner Aminul Islam Biplob fed on his own bowling videos to learn more about himself.
Biplob has tried to find out the weaknesses of his bowling and where he needs to improve by watching his video clips, Biplob informed on Wednesday after returning to individual training.
"I could not work on my bowling that much during the lockdown. I watched videos of my bowling to learn about my lackings and where I needed improvement. When we started training, I started with leg-spin. Then gradually I started working on my googly and flipper. I hope that something good is waiting," the 20-year old leggie said after training at SBNCS, Mirpur.
As per the others, Biplob also worked only on his fitness during the lockdown. He said, "We had nothing else to do during this lockdown. I did some running on the treadmill and some gym sessions. I tried to do everything to keep myself fit."
Biplob is relieved to bowl to batsmen as that helps him to evaluate his situation. Biplob said, "You can not know about yourself without bowling to a batsman. When you bowl to a batsman, you can understand your strength and weaknesses, where you need to bowl. It is feeling good to bowl to a batsman, At first, it was difficult to adjust for everybody but we all are comfortable after a few days of training."
Biplob was handed his debut in September 2019 in a T20I against Zimbabwe. Thus far he has played seven T20Is but his dream remains to represent Bangladesh in the white kit.
"To be honest every cricketer dreams of playing red-ball cricket and it is the same for me. If I ever get the chance, I will try my best," Biplob added.