‘T20 is not a standard for any cricketer’-Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

Mashrafe didn't want to be 'Icon Player'The shortest version of cricket brings enormous financial fortunes both to cricketers and organizers. Whatever prosperity T20 cricket showers, Bangladesh limited over captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is definitely not the one who makes gleams of it.[নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ‘টি-টোয়েন্টি ক্রিকেটারদের মাপকাঠি নয়’]

Now retired from T20 internationals, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is captaining the side in one day internationals. On Saturday night, when he was upstaged to receive the ‘Shera Bangali’ award, Mashrafe answered on his early exit from the shortest version of the game.

He remarked, “T20s might bring money and glamour but it has never been a standard to measure any cricketer. The true battle field is Test and then ODI cricket. Look at Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, they poured their talent in Test cricket.”

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Mashrafe Bin Mortaza bid T20I adieu on 6th of April before the T20I series against Sri Lanka. He made his debut in T20 cricket in 2006 against Zimbabwe.

Playing 54 T20 international matches, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza claimed 42 wickets and scored 377 runs.

Leading the side in 28 shortest version matches, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won 10 of them for Bangladesh.