Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is the most successful ODI captain in the cricket history of the Bangladesh team. After Mashrafe took the lead in 2014, Bangladesh’s cricket started to change. Bangladesh is the strongest cricket nation in the world day by day. But Mashrafe announced his retirement soon after the series against Zimbabwe.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza could take over at the end of the one-day series against Zimbabwe, with BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon giving a clear hint before the series began. Before the third and final one against Zimbabwe in Sylhet, Mashrafe announced that he will not be seen tossing for Bangladesh. But he has the opportunity to continue playing as a cricketer.
Despite the announcement of the BCB president, there was a rumor about Mashrafe being captained in Pakistan. Even Shakib Al Hasan could keep Mashrafe as one-day captain until he gets banned, according to a media report. But Mashrafe told himself that the captaincy was over. There is no opportunity to change this decision.
Mashrafe’s throat came to a while after making the announcement at Sylhet International Stadium. Something like a formal statement said,
‘Thank you to the cricket board for trusting me so long. Thanks to all the fellow cricketers who played with me. That was the Journey in the last five to six years. The team management, the people under whom I played, helped me a lot. My best wishes to the next captain. And if I’m in the team, I will try to get the most support from my side. ”
I’ve always been proud to be able to play for a national team. The BCB has given me the responsibility of captaincy. Never have I, never been able to. We have to plan ahead before the 2020 World Cup. I think this is the right time to take on the new captaincy. However, I would expect him to have a long-term plan. I believe I made the decision professionally. I think the continuity of the next captain should be maintained. And if I get a chance to be a player, I will assist the new captain in every way. ”
Mashrafe got his first ODI captaincy against Nottingham in the Twenty20 match against England. After tossing seven ODIs that year, he was sidelined for an injury. He returned at the end of the Twenty20 as captain of the ODI and Twenty20 format. He captained the Twenty20 team until that year. When he announced his retirement from the 20-over format during the Sri Lanka series that year.
Mashrafe is the most successful ODI captain in Bangladesh. So far, he has given Bangladesh 49 wins in 87 matches. Saw rate in 36 matches. And the result was not just 2 matches. Bangladesh also played in the quarter-finals of the World Cup (2015) for the first time under his captaincy. Bangladesh also played in the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Before the World Cup 2019, the Tigers won their first title in a tri-nation tournament in Ireland.
Mashrafe bin Mortaza was able to win Bangladesh in the last match of the captaincy.
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