• Friday, Apr 23, 2021
  • Last Update : 02:17 am

Mashrafe, a leader, an inspiration

  • Published at 11:59 pm November 8th, 2016
  • Last updated at 11:16 am November 9th, 2016
Mashrafe, a leader, an inspiration
Mashrafe bin Mortaza, the limited-over captain of the Bangladesh cricket team, has completed 15 years in his professional career since making his Test debut against Zimbabwe back in November 8, 2001 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Since his international bow, Mashrafe has witnessed many ups and downs of Bangladesh cricket. His career experienced a roller-coaster ride as well. Mashrafe got injured countless times during his career and had to undergo several major surgeries in his two knees. But each and every single time, he came back strong on the field and managed to perform at the top level. Many people wrote him off after each injury but every time, Mashrafe proved everybody wrong and regained match fitness. If it was anyone but Mashrafe, perhaps he would consider quitting but not the “Narail Express”. Thankfully, he did not think that way. And that is his uniqueness. Passion and love for the game are the main motto of Mashrafe. However, it was anything but an easy ride for the inspirational leader. He bowls with bandages on both his legs and it has been a common scene in the domestic arena as well. As an all-rounder, Mashrafe did not just have to fight against other batsmen or bowlers for a place in the side but he had to overcome his injuries too. There are so many stories about him that can be mentioned. But most importantly, it’s Mashrafe the human being and the leader who has won millions of hearts and set an example for others to follow. Mashrafe is not the fastest bowler of the world, or the finest all-rounder in recent times. But as a cricketer and as a captain, he is surely an example to follow. That’s why hundreds of cricketers in Bangladesh, who play in the domestic arena, have categorised Mashrafe as their idol.

Read Also: Mashrafe’s 15 years at a glance


Mashrafe has played with a few generations in the history of Bangladesh cricket. At the beginning of his career, he played with the likes of Akram Khan, Habibul Bashar, Aminul Islam Bulbul, Hasibul Hossain Shanto and Enamul Haque, among others. In the middle stages of his career, he played with Mohammad Ashraful, Nafees Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Rajin Saleh and Talha Jubair. And lately, he played alongside Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan. Finally, he is playing with the new generation cricketers Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Mosaddek Hossain. Most of the aforementioned players retired long ago but the the “Narail Express” is still going strong and performing well at the very top level of cricket. Injuries might have hampered his Test career but he is still Bangladesh's best leader, be it ODIs or T20s. What's more, he is probably the greatest ever captain the Tigers have ever produced. So, Mashrafe is not just a good cricketer, he is an inspiration, idol to the millions of cricket-crazy Bangladesh fans. Oh captain, our captain, bring more glories for Bangladesh!
57
Facebook 51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail