Mashrafe retires as skipper

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 16:25, Mar 05, 2020 | Updated : 16:38, Mar 05, 2020

Bangladesh’s Mashrafe bin Mortaza briefs the media in Sylhet Saturday BCBMashrafe bin Mortaza has announced his decision to step down as Bangladesh's ODI captain during a press conference in Sylhet on Thursday (Mar 5) ahead of their third and final ODI against Zimbabwe.
Mashrafe hints to continue playing in ODI format if selected but arguably the most successful captain in Bangladesh cricket history has decided to pass on the mantle of leadership to his successor.
Meanwhile, a win for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe in the last ODI of the three-match series on Friday will be the 50th victory for him as captain.
Mashrafe since 2010 has led Bangladesh in ODIs in two parts and is the most successful, having won 49 times in 87 matches.
In his first tenure in 2010, the right-arm pacer led Bangladesh to three wins in seven matches - against England in Bristol, Ireland and then against New Zealand at home.
Following around three years of gap, Mashrafe was again given charge to lead Bangladesh in ODIs in 2014 and since then, he has led his side to 46 wins in 80 games.
Mashrafe with the achievement lingering is however, not thrilled.
“Personally it is nothing special for me but a big achievement for the team for winning these many matches. But it is nothing for me if you ask me. The next game will be like any other game. Will have the intention to win,” he said.