With there being much speculation surrounding Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s future, there was some tension in his post-match press conference yesterday. He had already announced that this was to be his last World Cup, but there was an outside chance that the 35-year-old -- no stranger to impulsive decisions -- would make a surprise announcement in his last press appearance.
However, he doused all that with a straight-batted answer when asked what his future plans were after Bangladesh closed their World Cup campaign with a 94-run loss to Pakistan at Lord’s yesterday.
“My future plan is obviously going home from here, and I will have a rethink,” was the anticlimactic answer delivered with a straight face.
Mashrafe had said before that he did not want to think about his future during the World Cup and would go home and discuss with his family about his future.
Bangladesh have a tour of Sri Lanka later this month, and much of the interest following the World Cup will be around whether Mashrafe is on the plane to Colombo.