Mushfiqur Rahim, despite being the most successful Test captain of Bangladesh, is under severe criticism during and after the just completed two match Test series against South Africa where the Tigers suffered big marginal defeats in both occasions. [বাংলায় পড়ুন- মুশফিককে কৌশলী হতে হবেঃ আশরাফুল]
The most talked topic in both matches was the ‘toss’; coin favored the Bangladesh skipper in successive occasions before he decided to bowl in both matches.
The wickets in Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein ushered relentless assistance to the home team batsmen; Bangladesh, was substantially burdened by huge first innings totals and lost the second Test match by an innings while in the first Test the defeat was narrowly touching that.
Even BCB President criticized Mushfiqur’s decision of fielding first although the Tiger skipper clearly dictated whatever decisions taken in the field were made by the team management and not only by himself.
While it is reported that a replacement of Mushfiqur Rahim is under consideration by the board, former Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful do not comply with this sort of thinking.
He said, “I do not know why he is afraid of everything although performance is in his side. It is better to leave if he cannot lead in his own way. I am with Mushfiqur; I think the decision will have to be taken after thorough discussions.”
He further said, “Mushfiqur is an honest man – I’ve watched that, he is hundred percent honest. But he needs to be more tactful. Why he has to stand in the boundary line whether or not management tell him. When you cannot enjoy your work, everything will be tougher.”