Md Towhid Hridoy, born on 4 December 2000, is a promising Bangladeshi cricketer who has been making waves in the world of cricket.
Batting Career of Towhid Hridoy
Early Cricket Career
Towhid Hridoy began his cricketing journey with a bang, making his first-class debut for Rajshahi Division in the 2017–18 National Cricket League at just 16 years old, showcasing his prodigious talent and determination.
Under-19 World Cup Debut
In December 2017, he received a significant honor by being named in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Rising in Domestic Cricket
Hridoy made his List A debut for Shinepukur Cricket Club in the 2017–18 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League in February 2018. His performances in domestic cricket were steadily gaining recognition.
Franchise cricket played a crucial role in Hridoy’s development. He was part of the Sylhet Sixers in the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League and later played for Fortune Barishal in the 2022 edition.
Historic Double Century
In December 2021, during the 2021–22 Bangladesh Cricket League, Hridoy achieved a significant milestone by scoring his maiden double century in first-class cricket, amassing an impressive 217 runs.
International Debut and Success
Hridoy’s breakthrough on the international stage came in February 2023 when he was named in Bangladesh’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England. His debut against Ireland in March 2023 was nothing short of remarkable. Hridoy smashed his way to 92 runs, setting a record for the highest individual score by a Bangladeshi player on their ODI debut.
His T20 International (T20I) debut followed shortly in the same series against England.
Hridoy’s contributions didn’t stop with his debut. In a tense T20I against Afghanistan, he played a match-winning knock of 47 not out, helping Bangladesh secure victory in the penultimate ball.
Lanka Premier League
In 2023, Hridoy joined the Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League. In his first match, he showcased his talent by scoring 54 runs off just 39 balls.