Mahmudullah Riyad, the captain of the Chattogram Challengers has said that he doesn't want to be compared with ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently serving his one-year ban from all forms of cricket imposed by the ICC, but he would try his best to fill Shakib's gap in the Twenty20 format of the game.
In the post-match press conference he was asked if he could see himself being in the same role as Shakib Al Hasan with both bat and ball in the T20I format, he said: "I don't want to compare myself with Shakib Al Hasan because he can and has done it as an all-rounder in all three formats. I just want to give my best for the team and if I can contribute with both bat and ball, I'd be happy."
Mahmudullah, who missed the first two matches with injury said that he was feeling good after fully recovering from injury and was happy with the performance of the team.
"I've thankfully recovered well and am feeling good with the win and the performance of the players. But I'm personally a bit disappointed to have not stayed on till the end with Imrul Kayes," he said.
Mahmudullah gave credit to his Chattogram bowlers for keeping the Rangpur Rangers batters down during the death overs and not letting the batsmen post a bigger total.
"The bowlers bowled very well in the death overs to keep them down. This was an outstanding wicket to bat on so I think we did really well to keep them to such a total.
Mahmudullah was asked about the Bangladesh team and their recent performances in the T20I series against India and he believed the team were in the right direction as they were looking for a wrist spinner for a while and now they have Aminul Islam Biplob.
"We've been looking for a wrist-spinner so Aminul Islam Biplob is doing well and that's good as far as the national team is concerned," he concluded.