With the Asia Cup 2023 on the horizon, a distinctive training approach has surfaced, capturing attention in the cricketing world. Bangladesh’s opening batsman, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, has adopted an unconventional method as part of his “mind-training” regimen for the upcoming tournament – walking on fire.
A viral video circulating on social media showcases Sheikh walking across fiery embers. While this unorthodox preparation technique raises eyebrows, it underscores players’ dedication to explore diverse avenues for readiness ahead of the Asia Cup.
Naim Sheikh working with a mind trainer ahead of Asia Cup. pic.twitter.com/mkykegJ06p
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The Asia Cup 2023 promises a unique format due to geopolitical factors. India’s decision to refrain from traveling to Pakistan resulted in the adoption of a hybrid model for the tournament. Commencing on August 30 with a match between Pakistan and Nepal in Multan, Pakistan, the event marks a key date – September 2 – when traditional rivals India and Pakistan will face off in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Additionally, India will encounter Nepal on September 4 at the same venue. The tournament will comprise two groups, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the Super Four stage.
In this stage, all teams will engage in matches against each other once more. The two leading teams from the Super Four will advance to the final scheduled for September 17 in Colombo. While Pakistan will host a portion of the group stage matches and a Super Four stage match, Sri Lanka will host the remaining encounters.
As the event approaches, the cricketing community is captivated not only by the anticipation of riveting matches but also by the unconventional and intriguing training methods adopted by players like Mohammad Naim Sheikh. Fans eagerly await the chance to witness Asian cricketing stars showcase their talent on the field in this highly anticipated tournament