- Bangladesh pacer Ebadot Hossain delivered an excellent post-match interview.
- Bangladesh’s historic victory was marked by Ebadot, the player of the match.
- The first Test was won by Bangladesh by eight wickets.
On Wednesday, Ebadot Hossain took a massive step toward being a role model for aspiring Bangladesh cricketers, not just for his performance on the field, but also for his conduct during post-match interview. The right-arm seamer was awarded player of the match after helping Bangladesh to a historic victory in the first Test at Mount Maunganui gave “one of the best post-match interviews you’ll ever see from a professional athlete.” Ebadot grabbed six wickets for 46 runs in New Zealand’s second innings, guiding Bangladesh to an 8-wicket victory – their first in any format in New Zealand.
Before the series, the tall seamer stated that the entire squad had set a target of defeating New Zealand in New Zealand. “Our brothers and teams have not won games in New Zealand in the last 21 years. This time, we set a goal. We raised our hand and said ‘We have to beat New Zealand in their own soil and we can do it.’ They are Test champions, if we can beat them our next generation will be inspired,” Ebadot stated.
Ebadot Hossain is now our favourite cricketer.— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 5, 2022
One of the 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 post-match interviews you'll watch from a professional athlete 👏
He joined the Bangladesh Air Force and played volleyball and now he's just bowled his country to a famous win 🐯#NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/CBKquRpzUx
Ebadot, who finished with seven wickets and became the first Bangladesh pacer in over eight years to take five wickets in a Test innings, thanked coach Ottis Gibson for working with him.
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“I’ve been working with Ottis Gibson for the past two years. Conditions are always flat at home. In away conditions, we’re still learning how to bowl and reverse. I am trying to hit the top of the stumps. I needed to be a little patient for success to come,” he stated.
Every wicket is marked by a salute from Ebadot, a member of the Bangladesh Air Force.
“I am a soldier of Bangladesh Air Force so I know how to do the salute. It was a long story, from volleyball to cricket. I am enjoying cricket, representing Bangladesh and Bangladesh Air Force,” Ebadot elaborated.