Best league in recent memory: Mash
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who has been a part of Abahani’s title-winning squad in this year’s Dhaka Premier League, is very happy with his team’s performance in the league. He said that it was one of his best leagues recently.
Mashrafe took a record 39 wickets in Abahani’s 19th DPL title victory. He also contributed with the bat. Despite not being the captain, he has played a major role in the sky blues’ title win.
“When I started playing in 2000, the DPL had a charm which it may not have now. But I remember that and that is with me, so a championship really matters and I am really happy today,” the Narail Express expressed his words after clinching 94-run win over Legends of Rupganj.
Abahani showed all-round performance in the league especially with the bat. They scores 393/4 against Prime Doleshwar and 374/6 against Rupganj in the last match.
“We have a very heavy dressing room so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be champions. But you can’t win just with heavy teams these days. But we finished well as everyone contributed. Overall, [Anamul Haque] Bijoy, [Nazmul Hossain] Shanto, Nasir [Hossain], [Mohammad] Mithun, Sunzamul [Islam] did quite well.
“I think our batting also held us back at times. We couldn’t chase 240 and 230; I think we should have chased them easily,” he explained.
“No team qualified to the Super League with less than 12 points. Many teams were close to making it to the Super League. It has been one of the best leagues in recent memory,” added Mashrafe.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com