Mushfiqur has taken the decision positively: Sujon

The news first came to light a few days ago that Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is surrendering wicketkeeping job and would only play as a specialist batsman in the series against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud Sujob confirmed the matter on Thursday (March 2), adding that Mushfiqur has taken the decision positively.


“The coach [Chandika Hathurusingha] and I have informed Mushfiqur officially [that he will play only as a batsman],” Sujon was quoted as saying in a leading Bangladeshi newspaper.

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“He is the best batsman in the team. He is in such form that we believe he will be able to give more to the team, which is why he will bat at No. 4 and will not be keeping wickets. Mushfiqur has taken the decision positively, which is the best part.

“We gave him examples of Kumar Sangakkara and Brendan Taylor whose batting improved as soon as they gave up wicketkeeping in Tests. It is hard to play as wicketkeeper, captain and batsman,” Sujon added.

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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