Classy innings by Ashraful in Mirpur
It has been a while since Mohammed Ashraful has made his comeback in cricket after he was banned from cricket by Bangladesh Cricket Board. But the former captain did not played any match in the home of cricket Mirpur yet. Finally he was back in Mirpur when we he played against the Bangladesh Under-19 team for a practice match against Team Red. (নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মিরপুরে আজ শতক হাঁকালেন আশরাফুল)
It was his first match in Shere Bangla National Cricket stadium Mirpur after his suspension. And he made a grand come back with the bat. Ashraful scored a magnificent century in this match. He was also the captain of the Team Red for the match.
He came to bat at his favorite number three and scored 115 runs in the 110 balls he played. It was his innings which helped his team to score 224 runs in their 50 overs. The batsman was very happy for his effort, ” I scored hundred without much practice after my suspension from cricket. That too against the Under-19 cricket team, so I am very happy.”
Mohammed Ashraful praised the Under-19 team, “5 bowlers from Under-19 team played in my side. Still there were was a pacer who bowled very fast, spinners were good too. They can be future stars if we give them proper trainings, etc.”
The match was organized for the practice of Under-19 cricket team who will leave for Sri Lanka on Tuesday to take part in the Under 19 Asia Cup 2016/17. The recent sensation of BPL, Afif Hossain was also in the Under-19 team for the match.
- Maksudul HAQUE | bdcricteam