Recently national team limited over captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has visited the Khagrachari Cantonment and passed lots of time there with Bangladesh Army contingent. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: বাংলাদেশ আর্মির সাথে কাজ করতে চান মাশরাফি]
Coming back from there he has shared some of the memories in his social media account. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said he wants to serve as an army for at least a single day in his life.
In his post, he wrote, “first and foremost, I’m shouting out a heartfelt “THANK YOU” for all you have done and continue to do for the countrymen and our country. In my recent visit to Khagrachari Cantonment, I got to realize what an enormous sacrifice a soldier does for our motherland.”
“You are the people who are doers in million small ways, but many of us won’t find your stories on any national news channel or in any newspaper. I met a sepoy (soldier) who just heard that he is going to be a father very soon and kept his pregnant wife away from the remote camp. There are thousands of soldiers & officers doing the same thing every night & day” – Mashrafe wrote.
“I agree, many of us are slumbering, lost in our own minor problems of day to day living, with vary a thought to spare for our country and you, her guardians, and for whom, may be Sepoy Polash is nothing more than another statistic. Standing for the national anthem in any comfortable zone or cheering loudly when Bangladesh beats any other team in a cricket match is the outer limit of our patriotism” – Mashrafe Bin Mortaza continued.
Delivering the whole hearted appreciation for them, Bangladesh captain said, “But do remember, nothing compare to your sacrifice for the motherland, nothing! O Today, every single member of the Bangladesh Army & Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is prepared to give up his life for the nation. I’m sorry for the fact that you and your near and dear ones have to suffer such hardships to ensure people like me wake up secure every morning.”
“The day each and every citizen of this country shows this same eagerness to sacrifice everything for the motherland, that will be the beginning of our glorious future. Remember always: “In Peace or In War we are everywhere for our Country.” – he said.
He also wrote, “Lastly, I would be ever grateful if I get a chance to work for Bangladesh Army even for a day. I thank you for reading this through to the end, dear soldier, dear Countrymen!”
Mashrafe started his T20I carrier against Zimbabwe on 2006. He played 54 shortest version matches. Recently he declared his retirement from T20 internationals.
Mashrafe scored 377 run in 39 innings with 11 times unbeaten. He had lead National team in T20I for 28 matches and won 10 matches.
Nazmul Islam Sharkar