I’m not Sachin or McGrath that the cricket world will remember me: Mashrafe

Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has faced enormous criticisms after he decided to take part in the upcoming election and he has finally broken his silence and appeared in front of the media to explain the reason behind taking part in the election.

Mashrafe talks to media
Mashrafe arranged a press conference on Tuesday to answer all the questions related to election and also urged to not ask these questions anymore during the ODI series against Windies, which starts from December 9.

Meanwhile, the 2019 World Cup is now just months away from getting underway and the ODI captain of Bangladesh taking part in the election during such time has caused chaos among the Bangladesh fans.

When asked the reason behind it, Mashrafe explained:

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“The first reason behind coming to politics is because I want to do something for my Narail people. I will most probably play 7-8 months more, which means I won’t be here after the World Cup. I am not Sachin Tendulkar or Glenn McGrath that the cricket world will remember me.  I want to do something according to my ability and I want to try hard and soul for it.”

Mashrafe will take part in the upcoming election from Bangladesh Awami League (BAL) and he sees this as a big opportunity as he will be able to help the people of Narail-2 if he ends up winning.

“My career is nearing an end. An opportunity came knocking at the door to be able to do something for my people and Awami League chairperson Sheikh Hasina gave me this opportunity. This is a very big opportunity for me and if I will win, I will try to develop my city.”

The upcoming election is set to take place on December 30.

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