Mashrafe Mortaza is surely one of the most loved and respected cricketing figures of Bangladesh’s history. However, the veteran cricketer is having a torrid time in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament as he picked only 1 wicket in 6 games at an average of 279. These outings have encouraged discussions about his retirement from International cricket.
However, the 35-year old has smashed all the speculations by adding that he’s not retiring at the end of the ongoing cricket frenzy in England and Wales. Mashrafe confirmed that this is his last World Cup but he isn’t ready to consider retirement right now as this can divert his attention from the assignment in hand.
Even Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is putting the ball in Mashrafe’s court as they want their senior pro to take any decision with a clear mind. Having led the national team miraculously well, the Jessore born wants to put his team in the knock-out stage of the competition. Bangladesh will be facing India in their next World Cup match on July 2 which they need to win to keep their semi-finals hope alive.