Prodigiously talented Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar spoke about his cricketing influences, the new spirit in the Bangladeshi dressing room, and why he changed from being a right-handed batsman to being the classy left-hander that he is.
The Daily Star reports that Sarkar said, “The batsmen who I have followed are Sourav Ganguly and Brian Lara. When I started playing cricket I used to be a right-handed batsman. It was only after watching them play those drives that I decided to become a left-hander.
“If you notice, I still prefer throwing the ball with my right hand. I even bowl with my right hand.”
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Relating how he used to avoid playing cricket during childhood because it would involve long periods away from home, the 22-year-old Sarkar said, “Since the World Cup, I have not been as homesick as I previously was. I think this is because of the relationship in the dressing room. We are all very intimate...