Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza

‘Surely not’

“Are we looking at the next Prime Minister in the next 10, 15 years?” Mashafe Mortaza, who was understandably not ready for such an inquiry, said ‘surely not’ after a nervous few moments, where he collected himself presumably because it was the last question he would have

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

‘The plan is to go home’

“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.

July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019

‘Surely not’

“Are we looking at the next Prime Minister in the next 10, 15 years?” Mashafe Mortaza, who was understandably not ready for such an inquiry, said ‘surely not’ after a nervous few moments, where he collected himself presumably because it was the last question he would have

June 21, 2019
June 21, 2019

‘Real damage was done after 38th over’

Mashrafe said. “If Mosaddek was there, I could have used off-spinners from both ends. I still think it was okay, but I would say that the real damage was done after the 38th over.”

June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019

Mash recalls a Cardiff limousine ride

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza smiled widely when an Australian journalist asked him to talk about the match in Cardiff 14 years ago, when Bangladesh notched their only win over Australia. The smile grew wider when his wicket of legendary Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist

June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019

‘Not a one-man army’

“I wouldn’t say it’s a one-man army. Shakib is scoring runs; that’s a great thing for the team. But if you look at it, the other boys have stepped up. Mustafizur Rahman got some wickets, Mohammad Saifuddin came in and took the early wicket of Chris Gayle -- we all

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

‘Mash is a fighter’

Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh yesterday spoke out in favour of the captain. “We all know Mashrafe is a fighter. He has a slight niggle,” Walsh told reporters in Taunton, referring to the hamstring injury Mashrafe picked up during the warm-up match against India on May 28

May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019

‘Focus should now be on June 2’

The aim of any global sporting showpiece should be to provide a level playing field, and it was note-worthy that -- whether by chance or design -- Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Afghanistan’s Gulbadin Naib were the two captains sitting on either side of the World Cup trophy during

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019

Mash flies to London

After enjoying a brief break, Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza flew to England yesterday and is expected to reach London to join the Tigers for their upcoming ICC World Cup mission. Mashrafe took a short break and returned to Bangladesh just after the Tigers’ won their maiden tri-nation series in Ireland

November 25, 2018
November 25, 2018

Mash gets AL ticket

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza receives confirmation from ruling Awami League to contest the seat from Narail-2 in his home district.

April 4, 2018
April 4, 2018

Mashrafe the man to follow

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal believes that youngsters can learn from ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's dedication and the