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Shakib hasn’t come to this far in a day: Mashrafe

Following the Indian Premier League matches during the short vacation of domestic cricket, Bangladesh limited over captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is tracing two Bangladeshi cricketers, Shakib Al Hasan playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mustafizur Rahman in defending champion Mumbai Indians.

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The age and career records of two of them are heavily contrasted – for Shakib, being one of the most experienced cricketers of the country, ranked among the bests of the best performers in the cricket world while young Mustafizur is still in the bud, stepped into his international career not so long ago.

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Mashrafe reckoned the balanced senior-junior combination in the team Bangladesh was the sumptuous back in 2015, leading the team to memorable successes.

When he was asked why young guns of Bangladesh are failing to be consistent, Mashrafe said the difference lies in the application of brain.

“It is simple – the confidence. Cricket cannot be played only with physical strength. One must apply his brain. You cannot be a good cricketer until you learn how to use your brain properly,” he said.

Thus figuring Shakib Al Hasan’s success in international cricket, Mashrafe bin Mortaza said, “He usually apply his well in the field to take prompt decisions. He is brave enough not to hesitate in the field.”

“A cricketer has to be courageous enough for taking decisions because chances of failure are always there. Shakib hasn’t come to this far all of a sudden. He passed through the fear and uncertainty in his early days in the team,” Mashrafe said.

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