Dhaka, Bangladesh
Yasir ready to show his mettle for nat'l team

Yasir ready to show his mettle for nat'l team

Young batsman Yasir stayed upbeat to show his mettle if there is any sudden call up from the national team as he is the stand by player of the Tigers' World Cup squad, reports BSS. Having said that, he made it clear he has no grudge over the team management who didn't consider him for any match in the tri-series tournament despite picking him up as a potential player. Yasir made the cut in the national team for the first time on the back of his superb performance in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Dhaka Premier League (DPL) but failed to make his debut as the team management chose to play safe game in a bid to clinch the trophy. However the youngster rather was proud of being the part of the team that made the history, clinching a maiden multinational trophy which eluded them six times earlier. He claimed that sharing the dressing room with the national stars under one roof came as a great help for him as he learnt many things. As he is the stand by player of World Cup, there might be any opportunity for Yasir to get a call up if anyone gets injured. Yasir said in those circumstances, he will not feel uncomfortable to show his mettle in the World Cup because of his experience in the tri-series despite not playing any single match there. "Since I am the stand by player, I know I can get a call up at any moment. In fact my life is full of uncertainty. If anyone gets injured, I may go to fill the void," Yasir said on Tuesday. "I will be ready mentally. I know there is possibility to go to the World Cup as long as it is being held." Despite being a rooky player, Yasir however has a matured brain, something which was profoundly proved in the way he accepted of being snubbed the chance to play any match in tri-series. "Team's priority is ahead of anything else. It is not any franchise league, here the interest of the country always comes first. The team management did what they felt good for the sake of the team. I have no grudge over them and have no negative mentality," he added. "To share the dressing room with the national players is great thing. I have learnt many things like how they play, how they set their mind by sharing the dressing room with them. I believe this will come as helpful for me in the future." Yasis however was the part of the High Performance Core Squad, which he termed as helpful to keep him ready for any sudden call up from the national team. "The HP camp is always helpful. If there is no camp, I have had to stay in the home right at the moment and there would have been limited opportunity to have practice. Since the camp is on, I will have extensive practice to keep me fit and at the same time it will also help me to get ready for any call up in the national set-up," he concluded.

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