Not interested in leading Tigers: Mushfiqur

Sports Desk
23 November 2020, Mon
Published: 10:33 Updated: 10:36

Not interested in leading Tigers: Mushfiqur

Bangladesh former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday said that he does not see any chance of donning the leadership role in the national set-up despite opting to lead Beximco Dhaka in the Bangabandhu T20.

BCB President Nazmul Hasan told to media ahead of the 50-over tournament that Mushfiqur is reluctant to take the leadership role in the tournament and as a result, BCB decided to make Nazmul Hossain as the third captain of the tournament apart from Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad.

Mushfiqur Rahim agreeing to lead Dhaka in the tournament raised quite a few eyebrows considering he was reluctant to take the captaincy in the previous tournament hosted by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) which was named BCB President’s Cup.

Mushfiqur agreeing to play under the leadership of Nazmul indicated that he seemed to have lost all interest in leading.

Mushfiqur said that I feel there is no chance of me leading in the national side.

They (BCB) feel that there are some young players and if they are given the chance (captaincy) it will be beneficial for them, he said.

“In the national team or other teams there are a lot of young players and as I am not interested to lead in the national team, I feel they should be given the chance of captaincy so that they can gain experience from that tournament (President Cup),” he said.

“I think the more (young players) responsibility they take, the better it is. It will help them to be more responsible,” he said

He also said that In this tournament (Bangabandhu T20) the franchise (corporate house) thinks that I am the best person to guide the team and that is why I have taken the job of leading the team.

Captaincy depends on what the franchises ( corporate) wants and this is just an opportunity for me as well as challenge to make my team the number one team in the tournament, he added.