Mashrafe’s request to the fans

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After a lot speculations, finally it is confirmed that Tigers are going play semi-finals at an international tournament for the first time in their cricket history. England’s victory over Australia on Saturday, confirmed both of the Bangladesh and England sides qualification to the semis. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: সবার কাছে মাশরাফির একটি অনুরোধ]

Tigers fans all over the world already have started to dream big as playing the final is their next target. But Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has requested his fans to not create any pressure on the team by saying they would be the champion.

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“Please don’t already announce us the Champion. We were not even sure whether we would make it to the semi-final or not. It would be better for us if no pressure is created in Bangladesh. We are happy that we won one match,” Mashrafe said on qualifying to the semi-finals.

However, Qualifying to the semis was not easy for the Mashrafe Bin Mortaza led side after loosing the first game against England. In the very next match when they had to avoid a defeat against Australia to stay in the tournament, luck favoured them as they got a point against the mighty Aussies from a losing position, thanks to the rain!

-Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com