Mashrafe Bin Mortaza: The Best Captain Ever
The day was October 5 and the year was 1983. A child was born to Golam Mortaza and Hamida Mortaza in Norail district. They named him Mashrafe Bin Mortaza; nickname Koushik. Could anyone ever imagine that one day this child would play for Bangladesh National Cricket Team?
Mashrafe is the first genuine fast bowler from Bangladesh. He also led the cricket team of Bangladesh. Many batsmen spend sleepless nights thinking how to face his yorker, bouncer, swinger. Many young boys dream to become a bowler like him. He is the most beloved person of Bangladesh. The whole cricket world knows him as Mash.
Mashrafe is the only player who played for Bangladesh cricket team without playing a single first class match. He debuted on November 8 2001 against Zimbabwe. It was a test match. He took 4 wickets for 106 runs. Due to rain, the match was declared draw.
On November 23rd he played his first ODI against Zimbabwe that same year. Since then, he became a regular face in the Bangladesh National Cricket team. He became the leader of fast bowling attack. Mashrafe became a well-established cricket player. Injury kept him away for a long time.
Yes, injury is the best mate of Mashrafe. David Young the renounce Surgeon became his friend for his injury. Ten times, the doctors operated on his knee and ankle. Still, he went out and played his best game. It shows Mashrafe’s determination and perseverance. It is very tough for any fast bowler to perform after recovering from injury, but he has been doing this regularly.
2006 is the most important year in Mashrafe’s life. He got married to Sumona Haque Shumi. It is said that behind every successful man there is a woman. Sumona Haque Shumi is the women behind our successful captain. She had been a very supportive wife. She prayed regularly for Mashrafi’s success. She stayed by his side in his toughest times.
Mashrafe is the proud father of two children. His daughter’s name is Humaira Mortaza and son’s name is Sahil Mortaza. Both Mashrafe and his son’s birthday is same; October 5.
2014 is one the most memorable years in the history of Bangladesh cricket. This year, Mashrafe was, once again, named Captain of the Bangladesh National Cricket team. In 2009, he also led the National cricket team
In 2014, the whole cricket world saw a different Mashrafe; the Captain Mashrafe. He made the cricket team a family. He has the natural power to bring the best of his teammates. Bangladesh team earned a series of victories under Mashrafe’s leadership making him the most successful captain of Bangladesh cricket team.
Most of the players play cricket with his body and mind but Mashrafe plays cricket with his soul. That is why he tries to give his best in every match. He encourages the whole team with his performance and dedication. He is our hero or maybe, the superhero!
Batting And Fielding Records
|Test Debut:||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, 08-12, Nov 2001|
|ODI Debut:||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 23, 2001|
|Twenty20 Debut:||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006|
Mashrafe was appointed UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Bangladesh on Feb 25, 2016. He also became the brand ambassador for Purnava products from January 7th, 2016.
We just want to say go ahead Mash. You have nothing to prove. Just carry on our Norail express. We are all with you our beloved Pagla. There is no scale that can measure his heart .Any description is not enough for this person.