Kriralok Desk: Mashrafe bin Mortaza appeared at the academy ground in Mirpur on Thursday wearing a black T-shirt with a brand new look in the new year. Has reduced body fat a lot. He bowled in a light run-up. He spoke in a happy mood as soon as he met the old ones.
The former Tiger captain’s body language clearly shows that he will be seen again in the field battle with the ball in the BPL which is going to start from January 21 with the participation of six teams with full fitness.
Mash played the last few matches of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup in December 2020. Then he also became a bit irregular in domestic cricket. This time he is going to start the new year with BPL. Today, after a long year, he ran the Mirpur academy field with the ball and put a big proof of it.
Riyadh, who batted against Mashrafee in private practice, will play for the same team in the BPL. They will be accompanied by ODI captain Tamim Iqbal in the BCB Dhaka team. Three members of Panchpandab are waiting to play for Dhaka.
The Narail Express, which has made Bangladesh very successful, left the leadership in March 2020. Although he has not yet retired from ODIs, he is still the most successful captain in the history of cricket in the country.
Many had seen Mashrafee’s end long ago after battling injuries and undergoing seven knee surgeries. He has been playing cricket at an unstoppable pace for over 20 years. It is definitely inspiring and encouraging to continue playing with the injury for such a long time. Naturally, the young cricketers who will share the dressing room with Mashrafe in this year’s BPL will have a lot to learn.
World-class all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is waiting to play in the BPL for Fortune Barisal this year, is returning to the country soon. Before the BPL, he will play in the one-day format of the BCL starting next week in Sylhet.