Sabbir Rahman thanked his Bangladesh team-mates and management for showing faith in him as he scored his maiden ODI century, albeit in a losing cause, against New Zealand in Dunedin.
Rahman hit 102 off 110 balls but couldn’t avoid a series whitewash as Bangladesh only managed 242 chasing 331 to lose the series 3-0.
On a personal front, it was a satisfying match for Rahman who is back in the national team after an earlier-than-expected comeback from the six month ban imposed on him in September 2018 by the Bangladesh board for allegedly threatening a fan on social media.
After the game, Rahman thanked the team and captain Mashrafe Mortaza for believing in him.
“I am happy to make my maiden ODI hundred, and more so due to the fact that it helped to repay the faith that all my team-mates and the officials had in me,” Sabbir was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
“I am thankful to Mashrafe bhai and to every single individual who had supported me through thick and thin. Their moral support was extremely helpful.”
Sabbir dedicated his century to his parents for giving him strength during his off-field issues.
“I dedicate my century to my father and mother as they were beside me all through when I was passing through some torrid time due to all the things that had happened during the last couple of months,” he added.
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