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Mushfiqur ‘not interested’ in captaincy


High officials within the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are very positive with the idea of making Mushfiqur Rahim the captain of Bangladesh national side again. However, Mushfiqur is not interested to take the job.Mushfiqur won his seventh Test as captain

The Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman said this while talking to Bengali newspaper Samakal.

“I am very humbly saying this, at the moment I have no interest to take over as a captain. And the people currently in that role are also well capable. We need to stick together and support them. In fact I was the first person to support them, and I will keep doing it.”

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Meanwhile, Mushfiqur also has no intentions of giving up his gloves to concentrate more on his batting in limited-overs cricket.

“I really enjoy keeping in limited-overs cricket,” said Mushfiqur. “I believe, I can ably perform both batting and keeping in T20s and ODIs. But if the team management think otherwise, it’s their choice. But if you ask me personally, I would like to do both,” Mushfiqur was quite clear on his stance.

Mushfiqur also talked about the upcoming T20 World Cup. Asked if he has had any talks with the team management regarding this, Mushfiqur said: “We all have our personal goals. [We talk about] what we can do, whom we can give chance. Actually we talk about everything. There are four-five people who also hold such discussions.”

Though Bangladesh are scheduled to play three T20Is against Pakistan beginning January 24, Mushfiqur is not travelling with the team due to his family’s concern over security.

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