Mashrafe Mortaza slams BCB on his unfortunate retirement

Former Bangladesh skipper and speedster Mashrafe Mortaza slams his country cricket board for showing lack of professionalism when it came to his retirement.

As per the media reports there has been several miscommunication between BCB and Mortaza where the latter who is the best skipper that Bangladesh has produced till date purely based on his winning percentage as compare to other players who have captained the side till now.

The right arm fast bowler who made his debut for the national side in 2001 and played 36 Tests, 220 ODIs and 54 T20Is.

In the recent interaction, He expressed his sorrow that being a player who represented Bangladesh for almost 20 years didn’t expected BCB will treat me like this.

However he had some kind words to talk about BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon. The fast bowler had a disappointing World Cup 2019 where he picked only one wicket in the eight matches. He admitted during the interaction that he didn’t want to retire keeping that memory in his head. 

“It’s unfortunate. At least I deserved better after serving the nation for 20 years. Only Papon Bhai (Nazmul Hassan) asked me what I thought about it (retirement) before the Zimbabwe series. In fact, I did not want to retire with the memory of the World Cup. I was the highest wicket-taker in the previous three series,” Mortaza said to Cricbuzz. 

“When I was left out of the squad, I immediately knew that the chances of making a comeback are meagre. On top of that, I am 38 now. I said that I would continue to play domestic cricket as I love the game. I am just pointing out what professionalism is. The board hasn’t shown it,” Mortaza said.

He also criticize senior players of the current national side that they could have given him the hint that the team management is not looking to include me in their plans for future. I could have taken retirement early in that case.

They could’ve told me, ‘look, we are not considering you for the World Cup, play the West Indies series and retire’. The senior players of the team could’ve suggested so,” Mortaza added.