Bangladesh hold a special place in my heart: Masakadza
Legends never fail to leave their mark for one last time before saying goodbye to the game of cricket and so did Hamilton Masakaza, one of the biggest ever legend of Zimbabwe. The men in red chased down Afghanistan’s 156 comfortably courtesy of a stunning knock from Masakadza.
Chasing 156 to win, Zimbabwe were off to a brisk start as skipper Masakadza and Brendan Taylor put up a 40-run stand for the opening wicket. Regis Chakabva joined Masakadza after Taylor’s fall and the two batsmen added 70 runs for the 2nd wicket before Masakadza perished for 71 in the 13th over off Dawlat Zadran.
On his farewell speech, Masakadza thanked Bangladesh for all the love and said this country will always hold a special place in his heart.
“Bangladesh is like my second home to me and holds a special place in my heart. I’ve made so many friends from here and learned a lot of things. I really love Bangladeshi people’s passion for the game. It has been a blessing for me to come to Bangladesh for a number of times and experiencing the culture.”
“Will try to be around on the domestic circuit and bring some more guys through. All in all, really thankful to the team. All those who supported me. Lots of feelings going through me today. The biggest one is lots of thankfulness,” he concluded.