Updated: June 5, 2020 9:27:36 pm
Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has accused the nation’s cricket board of attempting push him into retirement after a few underwhelming collection, claiming that he was even supplied a farewell match.
Mortaza stated he has been left hurt by the “lack of respect” in direction of his achievements.
“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,” he stated with out divulging when precisely the sport was supplied to him.
“Secondly, they were prepared to spend BDT 2 crore for that match. From an ethical point of view it is not right considering our first-class cricket players are not getting paid enough,” he added.
The 36-year-old, one of the vital common captains in Bangladesh cricket historical past, had a horrible 2019 World Cup the place he received just one wicket in the whole event.
Recently coach Russell Domingo had stated that Mortaza isn’t in his plans going ahead.
“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,” Mortaza stated.
“If money was the main criteria, I could have done many things, more so when my career was troubled with so many injuries,” he stated.
Mortaza stated he’s surprised on the criticism directed at him even supposing he by no means succumbed to the lure of cash even when he was supplied crores by now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) again in 2007.
“I didn’t even go to play in ICL when I had an offer of BDT eight crore. 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.”
He didn’t need to expose the small print however Mortaza admitted that he considered hanging up his boots after Bangladesh’s final World Cup sport in opposition to Pakistan on the Lord’s.
“I needed to retire after the final sport within the World Cup however it didn’t occur. I don’t need to go into the small print of why I didn’t do it there however I had put ahead my intention (of retiring) in England.”
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