Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza came up with a hilarious reply after one of the journalists asked him whether he is looking to became the Prime Minister of the country in the coming years. Mortaza will be leading Bangladesh against India on Tuesday and would be hoping that his team wins the game and keep their semifinal hopes alive.
Bangladesh are currently seventh in the points table with 7 points from 7 games. A loss against India would eliminate them from the World Cup at the group stage itself. On the other hand, if they manage to repeat their heroics of the 2007 World Cup, they will have a chance of progressing ahead. Beating India, however, would not be easy.
India come into this game on the back of a loss to England but they are definitely one of the strongest teams in the competition. Moreover, India have a solid record against Bangladesh in the World Cups. So far both these two teams have met thrice in World Cup and India have won two of them. India have also left Bangladesh heartbroken in several tournaments in recent times.
In 2016, India dumped the Tigers out of the World T20. In the following year, the Men in Blue beat Bangladesh in the semifinal of the Champions Trophy before Dinesh Karthik’s heroics helped them win the Nidahas Trophy. Last year, India beat the Tigers to win the Asia Cup. No surprises then that revenge will be high on Bangladesh’s mind.
However, they need to play out of their skins if they are to beat India. Bangladesh have done really well in the tournament but the results have not really gone their way. And as they gear up for the do-or-die clash, their captain has hilariously ruled out the possibility of becoming the Prime Minister of Bangladesh in future.
The veteran pacer, who became a minister earlier this year, was asked about it while he was addressing the media. In reply, he said:
“Surely not. You want to kill me.”
Here is the full clip showing Mashrafe Mortaza speaking on his desires of becoming the Prime Minister:
Question: Are we looking at the next Prime-Minister in 10-15 years?
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 1, 2019