Whether or not Bangladesh will win, or at least make good results, in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales is yet to be seen. Only time will tell that. But Bangladesh have already emerged winners when their captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza impressed the captains of other sides during a Champions Trophy Opening Dinner on Tuesday. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মাশরাফির বক্তব্যে মুগ্ধ ডি ভিলিয়ার্স]
There was a question-answer segment in the program where Mashrafe, India skipper Virat Kohli, England skipper Eoin Morgan and South Africa skipper AB de Villiers took part, and talked about the prospects of their respective teams in the Champions Trophy.
The first man to talk was Mashrafe. He talked about how Bangladesh have come of age, and now a tough competitor to every other cricketing nation. Mashrafe said that unlike the first few Champions Trophies where Bangladesh got to be a part of because of quota, this time the Tigers have earned their place to be in the competition by beating the sides like England, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand in last two years.
Mashrafe earned huge applause from other three captains for his wonderful speech. They were quite impressed with Mashrafe’s words. Specially Proteas skipper de Villiers was all praise about Mashrafe once he finished his talking. So much so that de Villiers even let Mashrafe know about his liking several times in the evening.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com