Mashrafe Mortaza: I decided this morning that this is enough
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Published: March 5, 2020 9:40:34 pm


Mashrafe Mortaza stepped down because the Bangladesh ODI captain on Thursday. (AP/File Photo)

Veteran cricketer Mashrafe Mortaza stepped down because the Bangladesh ODI captain on Thursday. The 36-year-old cricketer feels that it was the ‘right time’ because the nation wants to usher in a brand new captain preserving the subsequent version of the World Cup in thoughts.

“Everyone on the outside thought it is the right time to bring a new captain keeping the 2023 World Cup in mind,” Mortaza instructed ESPNCricinfo in an unique interview.

The cricketer additionally talked about that the choice was not pre-planned and termed it ‘professional’. He additionally acknowledged that his choice will give the brand new candidate enough time to organize for the showpiece occasion, which can be held in 2023.

“I decided this morning that this is enough. Till yesterday, I hadn’t taken this decision. I took a professional decision, so I would hope those who take the decision on the next captain, also take a professional decision. The new captain should be given enough time,” Mortaza mentioned.

The Bangladeshi cricketer additionally hoped that the nation’s cricket board ought to permit the brand new skipper to proceed at the least the subsequent World Cup.

“I would hope that they remain strict with their decision, that the captain announced now will be our 2023 captain. It shouldn’t be like the captain gets changed less than a year before the World Cup. It has happened a lot in Bangladesh.”

The report additionally included that the previous skipper has backed wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah or Tamim Iqbal as the best candidate to take cost of the helm.

Mortaza was one of many quickest bowlers in Bangladesh when he stepped on to the worldwide stage. However, accidents coupled with common surgical procedures on his knees buckled him down.

It was his indomitable spirit that took the Tigers to the quarter-final of the 2015 World Cup, beating England.

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