T20 World Cup 2021: Mashrafe Mortaza Heaps Praise On BCCI For Staying Patient, Feels Bangladesh Succumbed To Pressure From BCB
Mashrafe Mortaza. (Credits: Twitter)

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has opined that the Bangladesh side should follow BCCI in staying patient with the players and should not talk about them during the tournament. Bangladesh has been officially eliminated from the tournament after losing all their four games. However, the BCB president Nazmul Hassan stressed a lot on the loss to Scotland in the T20 World cup qualifier stages.

Nazmul Hassan was very vocal about blaming the seniors Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Shakib Al Hasan for the loss against Scotland in the post-match conference. The skipper Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur lashed out at BCB for their statements, and it certainly looked like both the board and the team were not on the same page.

Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza. (Photo: TOI)

“It Is Better Not To Talk About Them” – Mashrafe Mortaza 

Mashrafe Mortaza wasn’t happy with the BCB president Nazmul Hassan taking down the Bangladesh players after a poor performance against Scotland and felt that they should have been a lot more patient to see the results. However, he added there cannot be any changes made to the squad unless it is forced and hence, noted that the Board should not have talked about the players during the tournament.

“The players succumbed to the pressure that came from the board’s criticism. Cricketers try to find solace in the cricket board during bad times. BCB should have been more patient. If a player doesn’t do well, you can drop him after the tournament, but as long as they are in the tournament, it is better not to talk about them.”

“The cricket board sent this team to the World Cup. You can’t change the squad if someone does badly. You have to show patience. If you don’t have that patience, you should have realised much before if this is your best team or not. When the coach, captain, selectors and board have all agreed this is the best team, you have to be patient with the team,” Mashrafe Mortaza told Prothom Alo.

Nazmul Hassan
Nazmul Hassan. Credits: Twitter

Mahrafe Mortaza Sees BCCI As An Example For BCB

Mashrafe Mortaza noted the fact that BCCI stayed patient with the players despite their poor performance, and he reckoned that is the right way about going. He added that the board and players have to always be in the same frame of mind to plan for the future.

“Regardless of what’s being said, players and board should be united. Look at India. The BCCI is quiet despite so much happening.
“Nobody from their board says anything about the team’s poor performance, despite what is being said in the mainstream media and social media. This is because they know what to do next,” he added.
Bangladesh cricket team. Credits: BCB
Mashrafe Mortaza has played 54 T20I games for Bangladesh and has picked 42 T20I games.