Mashrafe: Can't imagine not playing for Bangladesh

Bangladesh's Mashrafe Mortaza is a fighter. He has had seven operations in 13 years but still keeps coming back. Now in the middle of yet another comeback, he talks about the arduous recovery process and why he keeps striving to play on

Reporter: Arya Yuyutsu

March 19, 2014

Posted by indicricket on (March 20, 2014, 18:15 GMT)

If Tamin, Shakib and Mashrafe are in form and playing the B'desh would be a far better team. Sad that Mashrafe has been dogged by injuries and also sad that a talented player like Ashraful has gone ahead and done what he has done.

Posted by   on (March 20, 2014, 12:08 GMT)

Mashrafee will always be an idol in Bangladesh cricket- if not for his stats which arguably doesnt justify the talent he possessed, then surely for his commitment and dedication to Bd cricket and his never-giving up mentallity...He has been down the peck on uncountable times but the way he has come back is incredible. Mashrafee WE LOVE U! Hopfully bd's new generation of pavers, esp Taskin Ahmed, can emulate and surprass your achievemnts.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 20:27 GMT)

we need ziaur rahman...plz plz someone raise your hand to bcb...it is surprising the hole nation.what is wrong :/

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 19:41 GMT)

oh MASH.... you are my inspiration.... this cricket world hardly recognize you as one of the good seamers of the game.... but we know who is our hero.... who brought us the glorious victories over the past years..... may be, if you never had that much of injuries..... you could show up the world that you are no different from Malinga , Umar Gul and many other well known pace-men of asia. But we believe that. ICC have many criteria to give awards... It will be a wonder and shocking if this kind of passion for the game of cricket never rewarded by ICC.

Posted by Masking_Tape on (March 19, 2014, 19:30 GMT)

He's the true definition of tiger. Many knows he's a injury prone player. But they don't know he has had SEVEN. SEVEN surgery! He doesn't quit. He doesn't give up. I miss the days when he was so express, when he would run in with the crowd behind him. Now I'd just be happy with him bowling around 120k and staying heathy till he retires.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 19:30 GMT)

Taskin and Al Amin will be our future pacers. Mash will help out. Robiul will be it for tests and Ziaur will be probably as well for ODI.

Posted by Arman.SKCC on (March 19, 2014, 18:30 GMT)

go ahead bd hero. our win is related to your performances.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 16:47 GMT)

as a bangladesh fan i have a lot of respect for mash..he not only lead the pace attack but also gives inspiration to all pace bowlers of bangladesh..rubel, al-amin,abul hasan etc pace bowler we have found so far is only because of mash.respect to a true hero..

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