World Cup cricket (Mans) Preview : Mashrafe Don't Want To Think About His Retirement
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has discharged mouth his attainable retirement from the sport at the tip of the planet Cup, speech communication that he hasn't given the matter any thought. He did, however, repeat that this could be his last tournament.
"This is certainly my last tournament, however i'll not be retiring when the tournament," Mashrafe, 35, told ESPNcricinfo. "I don't need to trust it at the instant, particularly with the tournament still current. it's a distraction. folks become emotional throughout these times.
"But if there is associate instruction from the board, i'll need to trust it."
Mashrafe, WHO became a member of the People's Republic of Bangladesh parliament earlier this year, has ne'er really hinted at retirement, however speculation has been rife concerning his future. The move to politics, not to mention his hamstring issues - he encompasses a history of on the face of it career-threatening injuries - have solely further fuel to the shot. however he has LED his team well at the planet Cup, wherever People's Republic of Bangladesh have seven points from seven games, and area unit within the race for the semi-finals.
As for People's Republic of Bangladesh Cricket Board bosses chatting with him concerning his future, Mashrafe has their backing too. "He is leading the aspect fine, therefore we have a tendency to aren't thinking of something at the instant," BCB director Jalal Yunus aforementioned. "The call is up to him, whether or not he needs to continue enjoying and leading the aspect or not. we have a tendency to leave the ball in his court.
"The board is totally targeted on the planet Cup, as we have a tendency to area unit currently in with an opportunity to play within the semi-finals."
Bangladesh haven't got a great deal of ODIs developing within the next twelve months, though they play a great deal of T20Is within the run-up to next year's World T20 in Australia. As for the planet Cup, they need group-stage fixtures lined up against Asian country (Birmingham, Gregorian calendar month 2) and Asian nation (Lord's, July 5).