Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza admitted he was damage the way in which the nationwide group administration needed him out of the aspect and pressured into retirement. The subject of Mortaza’s retirement began doing the rounds final yr, nonetheless in a contemporary flip of occasions, he criticised the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for his or her lack of communication concerning his place within the nationwide group and for not exhibiting professionalism when it got here to his retirement.
The previous Kolkata Knight Riders paceman in his lengthy and illustrious profession performed 36 Assessments, 220 ODIs, and 54 T20Is. The participant expressed his considerations on having side-lined after enjoying 20 years for the nationwide group.
The appropriate-arm pacer made his debut for Bangladesh in 2001 and final performed for Bangladesh in 2020 towards Zimbabwe. He was not thought of for the house sequence towards the West Indies final yr and that was additionally the ultimate match the seamer served as captain.
“It’s unlucky. At the least I deserved higher after serving the nation for 20 years. Solely Papon Bhai (Nazmul Hassan) requested me what I considered it (retirement) earlier than the Zimbabwe sequence,” Mortaza was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
Quite the opposite, Mortaza didn’t wish to give up the sports activities as he was the very best wicket-taker within the final three sequence. He also pointed out that after COVID-19, he gained fitness, taking 5 wickets within the Bangabandhu T20 Cup.
He rues the very fact that the selectors and senior gamers of the group ought to have at the very least instructed to him that he won’t be additional considered for the ODI group and will’ve deliberate a retirement sequence for him.