Before the start of the tri-nation series between Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, Bangladesh were set to play two practice matches and one practice match has already been done and dusted at Mirpur Shere-e-Bangla National stadium on Saturday. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ যেখানে সবার থেকে আলাদা মুশফিক]
Shakib’s BCB Red team won convincingly against Mashrafe’s Green team by 137 runs. Red team were put into bat first and they posted a huge score of 320 runs in their 50 overs. All the senior players of the team contributed well with Tamim scoring unbeaten 104, Mahmudullah scoring 86 and Shakib scoring 24.
But there was one senior cricketer who failed to put any runs on the board and it was the former ODI captain Mushfiqur Rahim. Playing for the Red team, Mushfiqur was out for a golden duck to Taskin Ahmed.
The wicket-keeper batsman was so frustrated with himself that after he lost his wicket, he went straight to the nets to practice again. He batted for a long time in the nets. Then Mushfiqur didn’t kept wickets for the Red team.
He went to bat again in the 2nd innings for Green team and this time none of the bowlers could’t get the wicket of Mushfiqur. Chasing 321, the Green team was bundled out for 183 runs but Mushfiqur was unbeaten for 44 runs.
It is known to everyone that Mushfiqur is one of the best batsman of Bangladesh and rightly so he is an auto-choice in the team. Despite of being an auto-choice, he still decided to come and bat again after getting out for golden duck to make sure he’s in good touch with the bat.
During practice sessions, Mushfiqur bats in the nets for a long period of time and till it satisfies himself. He bats in the nets during holidays too. That’s where he is different from others. He is Bangladesh’s first batsman to score a double century in Tests for a reason. Dedication and hard work is everything and that’s what Mushfiqur defines.