Mominul hits back at Haters

Mominul Haque has the monumental task of changing Bangladesh's mood in and out of the dressing room. There has been an air of negativity around the team for the past two months.

Mominul hits back at Haters

Nine defeats, fiery press conferences and public criticisms in the T20 World Cup was followed by a siege mentality during the T20I series against Pakistan in Dhaka.

Mominul hits back at Haters

Everything from the cricket team, the board, and the overall structure and culture of Bangladesh cricket has come into question.

Mominul hits back at Haters

On the eve of the first Test against Pakistan, Mominul urged his team to stop worrying about what is being said, and do what they are supposed to do, by bringing the focus back to cricket.

Mominul hits back at Haters

"This is not the first time Bangladesh has gone through such a phase," Mominul said. "We have overcome such situations before too. People become mentally weak, because they take outside talk seriously.

Mominul hits back at Haters

My job is to bring back focus from thinking about what everyone is saying, and focusing on our job. We have to back each other. You cannot shut anyone's mouth but I think you can shut off your own ears."

Mominul hits back at Haters

"Everyone wants results. Not just me. I think it is a good opportunity for the youngsters. You will get a picture of the direction our Test team is taking in this, and some of the future series.

Mominul hits back at Haters

We definitely have long-term plans in Tests. We want to build slowly, and within a series or two we will know where our Test team stands."