Most of the cricketers worked on fitness at home during the shutdown. But fast bowler Taskin Ahmed was slightly different. He did basic fitness training at home but chose an open field to work extensively on it.
Taskin is much leaner and fitter now, losing 5 kilograms. He is in the best possible shape now. It is helping in his bowling too. But the paceman is not being complacent, promising to work harder to do better.
Much before the commencement of team practice, Taskin started bowling. He bowled with pace at the nets and mixed it up as well. Batsmen like Liton Das and Mominul Haque struggled against him.
It's natural to be a bit rusty especially after making a return after six months. But Taskin is feeling quite comfortable about his bowling. "I've got the rhythm back and am feeling comfortable. I've been working on my pace and seam position with the coaches. I've been improving and hope that I'll improve further If I can keep myself fit," he said.
Taskin Ahmed has also expressed his desire to improve his batting and said that the tailenders are trying to contribute more with the bat.
While addressing the media after training on Tuesday, the right-arm fast bowler said, "We bowlers had a batting session today. The bowlers and the throwers at the nets were giving us a tough time but we have to learn to take this challenge. I hope that the tailenders will contribute more with the bat in future."
The cricketers have got together to train after a very long time. "We are doing high-intensity training after a long break. It's great sharing the dressing room, team bus with the teammates after a such a long time," mentioned Taskin.