The Tigers are going to see the end of the Mashrafe era in Bangladeshi cricket finally. He is the best captain in the history of Bangladeshi cricket undoubtedly and also one of the best captains in the current World. After his departure, who will lead the team Bangladesh? That is the real question. But the current ODI skipper Mashrafe is seeing three players who can lead the Tigers.
Generally, the press conference of the Bangladesh team used to make some noise and after the starting of the conference, it continues. But earlier yesterday in Sylhet, the picture was totally different. Mashrafe announced his retirement from the captaincy of the Tigers. He just followed the page which was brought with him. Gradually, the room became silent completely. It was a sudden shock for all. There was nothing only but some questions and answers. It was almost certain that Mashrafe is going to take his leave from the ODI captaincy. But it is still something more. The best captain in the country is leaving.
After lunch, the press conference started. After announcing his decision, the question-answer part started. The first question was almost expected. before starting the Zimbabwe series, the BCB president Papon stated that as the captain, it is the last series for the ODI captain Mashrafe. And before the 3rd ODI, Mashrafe himself announced his leaving decision. So, the question raised that the decision was taken by the board or Mashrafe himself? The skipper answered it clear that he has taken the decision.
“As a player, I will keep trying to give my best if I get the opportunity. I wish the next captain all the best.”
– Mashrafe Mortaza hopes to continue contributing to 🇧🇩 cricket.https://t.co/ts6HFRK8Hn
— ICC (@ICC) March 6, 2020
Mashrafe Mortaza got the captaincy of the Tigers in the year of 2009. In the meantime, he has faced many good and bad times. But he has made the Tigers as one of the best teams in the ODI format no doubt. From now on, who will bear the flag of Bangladesh?
Is there somebody worthy enough to follow the footsteps of the legendary captain? Mashrafe Mortaza did not say anyone’s name in that case. He stated that it is very difficult to say. Very difficult. Yes, there are senior players. Shakib is out of the ground now. When he will return, the picture might be changed. He does not have the answer right now. But Mashrafe is quite sure that there are three players who have the ability to lead the Tigers. Yes, the players might be Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudulla and Shakib Al Hasan. It seems that after returning to the international cricket, the renowned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan might be selected as the new ODI captain.