Mohammad Ashraful ‘desperate’ for international return
Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful previously admitted to his involvement in a spot-fixing and match-fixing scandal in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in 2013. After that an initial eight-year ban imposed over him.
After that the punishment was reduced to five, with the final two years were suspended. He resumed his domestic career in 2016. By playing domestic league he became eligible to return to international cricket legally.
The former skipper says he still have the same thirst now to represent Bangladesh that he did as an obsessed child. Though he knows his own mistakes have made what was once a foregone conclusion an unlikely misfortune.
Although his face has not aged, but he has grown an understanding of himself and his missteps he put on mistakenly. This precocious wunderkind is a different man, now he is desperate to return in the national team despite he knows it’s a very tough competition.
Mohammad Ashraful had been in a live session yesterday with a page called Powerplay Communications on Facebook. He shared many life stories as well as the desire to return in the national team.
He said, “I am trying to keep myself fit more than anything else and I feel that by keeping my fitness I will be able to return on the national side. I strongly believe that I can make a comeback. I believed on myself many times and I got the reward. This time I also believe by performing well I can comeback to the national team. Although it’s very tough competition to make a space in the national team.”