Mashrafe backs Taskin, braces Gayle, McCullum for big games to come


A bowler Mashrafe Bin Mortaza turned into a devastating batsman for skipping Rangpur Riders into a glorious victory against Chittagong Vikings in the last match. The win, afterwards, lifted the Riders in top four of the point table. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মাশরাফির বিশ্বাসঃ  গেইল-ম্যাককালামরা বড় ম্যাচে জ্বলে উঠবে]

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Caribbean maestro Chris Gayle squired skipper Mashrafe well in the middle but it was the Rangpur Riders who outshined Gayle in scoring and in approach. While he was talking after being adjudged man of the match, Bangladesh limited over captain blown away any comparison between these two.

“There can be no one adjacent to someone like Gayle. He scored more than 10 thousand runs in this format of the game. He is a T20 king,” Mashrafe said.

Rangpur Riders’ two of the top most ranked inclusions, Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle are yet to shine in their level this season.

Mashrafe backed them and said, “They are trying. What happens in Bangladesh generally is really difficult to score in this wicket. I think, Bangladesh contains one of the most wickets to score runs in the shortest version of the game. Pitches tend to be unparalleled and slowdown in the midst of the match.”

Therefore, the captain wishes that big names will show their marvels in big games to take Rangpur Riders further into the competition.

Bangladesh limited over skipper also put his support behind Taskin Ahmed who tried to York Thisara Perera ending giving away six runs in the last ball.

“When he play for Bangladesh, It is me who taught him to deliver Yorkers in these crucial moments because many a time slower balls does not work due to the dew factor at night. Taskin tried his best. Thisara was fortunate to fine tune the bat and ball in that delivery. We could have lost otherwise if that wide came to hit the bat of the batsman.” 1 of 1

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