“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.
“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
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.”
“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
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
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
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
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