Bangladesh bowling all-rounder, Mashrafe Mortaza who was the principle cause behind India’s exit from the World Cup in 2007 was irritated after lack of communication between him and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). He performed his final sequence towards Zimbabwe in 2020. He revealed that he was requested about retirement earlier than the Zimbabwe sequence, however nobody has contacted him since.
Mortaza was not picked for the West Indies sequence which occurred this 12 months. In an interview with Cricbuzz, Mortaza opened up about his emotions for the BCB. He mentioned: “It is unlucky. At the least I deserved higher after serving the nation for 20 years. Solely Papon Bhai (Nazmul Hassan) requested me what I thought of it (retirement) earlier than the Zimbabwe sequence. In truth, I didn’t wish to retire with the reminiscence of the World Cup. I used to be the very best wicket-taker within the earlier three sequence. “After the Covid-19, I gained health and took 5 wickets and bowled properly. However nobody informed me formally that they weren’t contemplating me. They may’ve informed me, ‘look, we aren’t contemplating you for the World Cup, play the West Indies sequence and retire’. The senior gamers of the staff might’ve advised so.”
He additional added: “Sure, I used to be on condition that proposal to retire within the Zimbabwe sequence, but it surely was after they made the plan, and it got here within the media. Nonetheless, Papon Bhai gave me due respect, and I informed him that I’d play the BPL and let him find out about my determination. He agreed. So there was an settlement, and I anticipated to get one other proposal, but it surely by no means got here to me.”
Mortaza felt that he was cheated and likewise acknowledged the truth that his possibilities of returning to the Bangladesh staff are very low:
“Once I was not noted of the squad, I instantly knew that the possibilities of making a comeback are meagre. On high of that, I’m 38 now. I mentioned that I’d proceed to play home cricket as I really like the sport. I’m simply declaring what professionalism is. The board hasn’t proven it.”
The 38-year previous has picked up 270 wickets in 220 ODIs and 78 wickets in 38 Take a look at matches for Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh staff are at the moment on a small tour of New Zealand the place they play three T20Is and three ODIs. To date, Bangladesh have misplaced all of the matches on the tour with one T20I remaining.