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.


MashrafeMashrafe 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.

Personal Life:

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

Type M Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Test 36 67 5 797 79 12.85 1186 67.20 3 95 22 9
ODI 160 120 21 1442 51* 14.57 1628 88.57 1 123 49 51
T20I 49 35 10 366 36 14.64 266 137.59 27 23 9

Bowling Records

Type M Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 4W 5W 10W
Test 36 51 5990 3239 78 4/60 5/88 41.53 3.24 76.79 4
ODI 160 160 7957 6277 204 6/26 6/26 30.77 4.73 39.00 5 1
T20I 49 48 1029 1363 38 4/19 4/19 35.87 7.95 27.08 1

Career Statistics

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.


  1. this is a great article about Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. I just want to say go ahead manna vi, to writing practice every time.Mash encourages the whole team with his performance and dedication and also inspire me to build up myself.

    thanks for great article,

  2. If we write more and more, I think it’s very short for Mashrafe. He is not only our captain, he is more than captain. May God bless him and give him more power.

  3. Another great article. Search English is becoming rich in contents. Thank you Mahfuzul Manna for your post. Your writing is very good.

  4. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is my most favorite Cricketer for all time. When I started watching cricket, I had been becoming his die-heart fan from the first day. You have written very well about my most favorite cricketer. So, I like to say you thank for this.

  5. Mashrafe bin mortaza the man who takes place of every single persons heart who understand cricket.He is not only the inspiration of our cricket but aslo he inspires us.We are really very lucky to have this man.And also we pray for his illness.May Allah help him for his recovery.

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