‘I’m thankful to Mashrafe bhai,’ says Sabbir Rahman
Sabbir Rahman blazed his international comeback with maiden limited over hundred in the third and final ODI of the series against New Zealand.
Despite having six months ban, Sabbir has gone through controversial decision making on part of the board, management to be selected in the ODI team during the ongoing tour to New Zealand.
Both chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu and ODI skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza came out with contradictory statements about Sabbir’s selection at that time.
After slamming a 110 ball 102 in the final ODI, Sabbir told as quoted by Cricbuzz, “Naturally I am happy to make my maiden ODI hundred, and more so due to the fact that it helped to repay the faith that all my team-mates and the officials had in me.”
The 27 year old whole heartedly thanked captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza for the support through tough time.
“I am thankful to Mashrafe bhai and to every single individual who had supported me through thick and thin. Their moral support was extremely helpful during the past,” he said.
Dedicating the ton to his parents, Sabbir said, “I dedicate my century to my father and mother as they were beside me all through when I was passing through some torrid time due to all the things that had happened during the last couple of months.”
For a significant period of time span, Sabbir ran through unfortunate time due to personal brawl.
He had been accused of assaulting a fan during a National Cricket League match in Rajshahi, directing abuses at fans on social media and even physically assaulting Mehidy Hasan during the Afghanistan series.
Before this, he was already serving a six-month ban from domestic cricket and had also been fined TK 20 lakhs BDT by the cricket board.