Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has admitted he was harm the best way the Bangladesh workforce administration wished to shove him out of the workforce and into retirement. The matter of Mortaza’s retirement began doing the rounds after final yr’s World Cup following Bangladesh’s ouster forward of the semifinals, and though he’s continued to play on, the quick bowler determined to step down because the workforce’s ODI captain in March this yr.
But regardless of main Bangladesh in 49 wins from 87 matches with a win proportion of 56.32, Mortaza finds individuals clamouring for his profession to finish. Last month, Bangladesh bowling coach Ottis Gibson urged Mortaza to retire as he doesn’t see him in coach Russell Domingo’s plan for the 2023 World Cup. Such therapy, alongside with a few comparable incidents, have left Mortaza upset after all of the years he’s given to Bangladesh cricket.
“Honestly speaking it seemed that there was a rush to bid me farewell and it was certainly hurting,” Mortaza advised Cricbuzz. “Firstly, they had to arrange a match to bid me farewell and it was not a normal match – a normal bilateral series is something and arranging a special match in a hurry is something else. Secondly, they were prepared to spend BDT Two Crores for that match. From an ethical point of view, it is not right considering our first-class cricket players are not getting paid enough.”
Mortaza revealed that put up the 2019 World Cup, he and BCB chairman Nazmul Hasan spoke at size in regards to the cricketer’s future, after which it was determined that the quick bowler wished to proceed enjoying until the Bangladesh Premier League. The matter was dropped then and there however Mortaza rues the truth that individuals not current in that assembly went forward and stated objectionable issues within the media about him.
“They spoke about my salary, asking why would the board pay someone without anything in return? Have I been playing cricket for 18 years thinking about money? If I thought about money, there were many opportunities for me then. I did not play cricket for money. What was worse is that they spread rumours like the Bangladesh team played nine and a half players in the World Cup. Do you feel I deserve this? Maybe they [board] wanted to give me a better farewell but you must see my side as well. There were talks about me going for the Sri Lanka tour. I would have gone to Sri Lanka if I had not been injured,” he stated.
“All of a sudden there was this rush to push me (out). All I know is that I have given my life to cricket even though I was torn apart and bleeding inside. If money was the main criteria, I could have done many things, more so when my career was troubled with so many injuries. I didn’t even go to play in ICL when I had an offer of BDT eight crores. I didn’t do that. I have played cricket by giving my life and maybe I could not become such a great player. But at least I expect some kind of respect.”