Every team wants to play under Mashrafe's captaincy : Shuvagata

Kalabagan Krira Chakra skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has once again shown outstanding commitment for his team by taking the field in today’s third round of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL) against Prime Bank Cricket Club on Saturday, despite suffering from a high fever.


When Mashrafe came to play today, his body temperature was 102 degree celsius. Even Kalabagan coach Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury too asked him to skip today’s match. But Mashrafe was desperate to win today’s game after enduring defeats in the previous two. So he ignored all the advises and donned for his side.

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Mashrafe’s on-field performance was just amazing, as he finished with for for 56 with a maiden. To add to that, he bowled 8 overs at a stretch in his first spell, and notched up three wickets. However after all this sacrifices, Mashrafe still had to end up being on the losing side, as Kalabagan lost the match by 47 runs.

His team may have lost the match, but Mashrafe once again won everyone’s heart. Even the opposition captain Shuvagata Hom, who also became the man of the match for crunching 60 runs and taking two wickets, was full of praise for Mashrafe post the match.

“Of course Mashrafe bhai is a great bowler and leader of Bangladesh. Every team dreams of playing under his captaincy. Kalabagan are really lucky to receive Mashrafe bhai’s service even during his sickness,” said Shuvagata.

Shuvagata was happy with the way his team bounced back in the competition after losing their opener to Gazi Group Cricketers. “We had a bad day in the first match. But the five-run win over CCS boosted our confidence, which worked in today’s match as well. In the next matches we will be looking to keep this flow of winning.”

The national all-rounder was also quite pleased with his all-round match winning performance, “In every match I target to do well in all three departments — batting, bowling and fielding. I have succeeded today, so I am very happy.”

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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