Rafique eager to work for the national team
Former Bangladesh spinner Mohammad Rafique who served the country during the thriving stage, is ready to guide the spin department of the national team if Bangladesh Cricket Board wish to appoint him in that position. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিসিবি চাইলে স্পিন কোচ হতে চান রফিক]
Now 46 year old Mohammad Rafique also said he is willing to take part in any role BCB gives him to serve the country back. The left handed spinner showcased a major contribution in winning the ICC Champions Trophy in 1997.
Being neglected all through the way after his retirement nine years ago, Mohammad Rafique has now taken initiative to build up a cricket academy.
Still contains the sharpness of skill, Mohammad Rafique has been delivering well in the tournaments like Masters Cricket Carnival or friendly matches where former cricketers play.
Starting his career as a left handed fast bowler in 1985, Mohammad Rafique changed his bowling type three years after that. He started his professional cricket in 1988 in Bangladesh Biman.
Carrying the heartache of not receiving recognition and honor from the highest authority of cricket in Bangladesh, Mohammad Rafique said, “I’m always eager to do something. I always present there whenever someone from the board asks for.”
“During the spin hunt, I was in the advertisement. When I asked to serve the purpose, they said they would inform me when district level cricketers come to Dhaka. Look, they have done everything but didn’t call me,” Mohammad Rafique said.
“Look I am sitting here. I present myself there whenever they ask for. It doesn’t like that I’m not available,” Rafique regrets.