In a status on social media public page, Shakib said his journey under Mashrafe was an incredible one, and nothing short of brilliant
Suspended cricketer Shakib al Hasan took to his social media platform to thank outgoing Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza.
In a status on social media public page, Shakib said his journey under Mashrafe was an incredible one, and nothing short of brilliant.
Mashrafe Thursday revealed that the third and final ODI of the series against Zimbabwe at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Friday would be his last as ODI captain.
“You [Mashrafe] epitomize what a true leader and warrior is meant to be. Despite all the obstacles which came your way, you are always encouraging us to believe in ourselves and play with heart and pride. It has been an incredible journey and you have been nothing short of brilliant,” said Shakib.
“You have always motivated and inspired us with your individual brilliance and guided us as a team, always leading from the front. Thank you for always representing us and our flag with such humility, honor, and dedication. We know that even when you're not leading us from now, you will always be with us and looking after us. We wish you all the very best for always giving us your very best!” the former Bangladesh captain added.
Last October, the International Cricket Council banned Shakib from all forms of professional cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
Shakib had failed to report multiple corrupt approaches by a listed bookie.