Mushfiqur announces to start foundation on completion of 15 years
Mushfiqur had earlier said that a special announcement was coming on the day of the completion of 15 years. Mushfiqur said on Facebook Live at 10pm on Tuesday (May 26) that he was going to build a foundation soon. He also called for a logo for the foundation.
Mushfiqur said: “It was on this day that I played my first Test at Lord’s 15 years ago. It’s been 15 years.”
Expressing sincere thanks to the supporters, the board and all concerned, Mushfiqur said,
“Now is the time when you have a lot to give back. I have taken some steps to repay that. The first step is to build my dream ‘MR15’ foundation. I am going to start the journey of this foundation soon.”
Fans will be able to design the logo of Mushfiqur’s Foundation. Mushfiqur will choose the final logo. Top 5 designers will have the opportunity to have dinner at a five-star hotel with Mushfiqur. But whose logo will be final, he will get the jersey signed by Mushfiqur.
Among the Bangladeshi cricketers, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan have foundations. Mashrafe’s foundation is called ‘Narail Express Foundation’, which started its journey in 2017. ‘The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation’, started by Shakib, has started its activities in the time of disaster in coronavirus. Besides, Mohammad Ashraful recently announced to form a foundation. The former captain has already started the process of forming the foundation.
Mushfiqur started playing international cricket for the Bangladesh team in 2005. Mushfiqur made his international debut on May 26 of that year with a prestigious Test match against hosts England at the historic Lord’s. He made his mark as a wicketkeeper-batsman before the 2007 ODI World Cup.
The former national team captain has played 70 Tests, 218 ODIs and 86 T20Is matches so far. Mushfiqur, who has just turned 33, has already been hailed as one of the best batsmen in the history of the country.