Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd T20, Bulawayo

Resignation a 'mistake' - Mushfiqur

Mohammad Isam

May 12, 2013

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Mushfiqur Rahim congratulates his team-mates after they beat Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Bulawayo, May 12, 2013
Mushfiqur Rahim said he regretted announcing that he would quit the captaincy after Bangladesh's tour of Zimbabwe © AFP
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Mushfiqur Rahim has said he regrets his hasty resignation from the Bangladesh captaincy, although he is effectively out of the job until the BCB decides whether to reappoint him.

After the third ODI on May 8, which Bangladesh lost, Mushfiqur told his team-mates and announced to the media that he would quit after the Zimbabwe tour. But following Sunday's 34-run win over the home side in Bulawayo, Mushfiqur admitted that it was a mistake on his part to have announced his resignation with two matches still remaining in the tour. He has also denied that he quit because he felt there was a lack of teamwork, as widely reported in Bangladesh.

"After resigning I have realised that I should have discussed the matter with the BCB, who have made me the captain," Mushfiqur said. "It was my mistake. People from the BCB have told me that we will hold discussions when I am back. I have let them know my decision, now it's for them to decide.

"It is not about teamwork. I have taken the decision emotionally. It was a wrong decision on my part. No player should back out in such a time. I should have been encouraging everyone, but I ended up doing just the opposite. I have now realised my mistake. Losing to them didn't go down well with me. My team-mates have backed me, and I hope this is how it remains in the future."

Bangladesh lost the first Test by 335 runs, their biggest defeat to Zimbabwe by margin of runs, and later lost the ODI series after taking a 1-0 lead. The win in the second T20 helped them draw the series. Overall they lost four games and won three across the three formats, which wasn't the result they would have expected coming to Zimbabwe four weeks ago.

"We are upset, because we had expected a much better result," Mushfiqur said. "A few things didn't go our way, plus we made some mistakes. We should have won the last [ODI], which was disappointing. We should have conducted ourselves better in the field, cooler heads were missing. There's a lot to learn from tours like this."

Bangladesh's next international assignment is in October but the BCB is likely to hold talks with Mushfiqur soon to resolve the controversy surrounding his swift resignation and even swifter repentance.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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Posted by Sadequl on (May 15, 2013, 8:30 GMT)

@ Titu Zaman no doubt what you saying is important but we also got to realize the real fact too. Hope U R aware about the English phrase, "Cut your coat according to your cloth" & what ever Mushi tried by restricted Zim to score runs freely was exactly in that manner cause we all have seen how weak & toothless our pace attack were when Zim batted against us in the first test & see our bowlers couldn't even get Taylor's wicket in both innings of the first test!

Unlike Pak most of the sub continental team depends on "Spin" attack & that's why these teams can't show their highest performance in abroad. Captain can set attacking field set up when he will have proper ammunition in his hand to destroy opponents, otherwise all attack can be back fire for him in such hostile environment.

Regarding BD's batting order except Mushi none were consistent enough from last year or so & if U look closely U will see how Mushi lead it from the front [From Asia cup to Zim's 2nd test including a 200].

Posted by   on (May 15, 2013, 5:45 GMT)

@Sadequl: Mushy is a valuable member to BD team but definitely not a strong person to lead a team. A captain should always have a good game plan so that rest of the team member can execute that plan successfully. Some of his actions during game time don't tell me he has any sort of game plan. I will give you one example, test cricket is not about saving runs but bowling opponents out in both innings. In a test cricket, Mushy sets the field like ODI and it seems like he is more interested about saving runs than bowling opponents out. It only proves that captain doesn't have a good game plan. Setting the field in a test cricket got to be lot more attacking than the way BD fields now a days. Rest of the examples are not necessary including wrong batting order hurt BD badly in last ODI series. I think Mushy should be part of XI but someone else should lead the team.

Posted by Sadequl on (May 14, 2013, 19:18 GMT)

@ Titu Zaman what R U saying mate & how come U can say such thing! Being a captain Mushy did incomparable task for the team. As a Bangladeshi if we deny his perseverance for the team would be unjustified. It wouldn't be fair to judge a fruit by its appearance only & what ever BD team's present standard now Mushy has a lot of his own credibility in it too. Yes now as a whole, other team members R also performing better but if we look closely we will be able to see how Mushy motivated & guided the whole team as a perfect leader & with all due respect no other captain in BD has done the same yet within this short period.

"To err is human" & if only for such one silly emotional mistake, if we start to neglect all his good will then it will be ungratefulness towards him. Hope BCB wouldn't make any farther mistakes by pulling Mushy out of the captaincy atm & what ever mistakes already happened will be kind enough to oblige there by & look forward to see a better cricketing future for BD.

Posted by   on (May 14, 2013, 14:39 GMT)

Musfq and coach Shane Jurgenson with his coaching staffs are doing the best job for BD till date. BD was never consistent before like right now. Now they can bounce back after a big defeat , ex: 2nd test win against Zim. First win against W Indies then Srilanka and even in Zim they drew level two series from worst position and also There is a fact that standard of umpiring was very bad at Zim. We can not deny that.

Posted by   on (May 14, 2013, 14:17 GMT)

In World cricket Captaincy is the most difficult job and in a game like cricket it is the most important and difficult one. Each test nations have a long term plan about choosing their captains and now a day's we see different captain's in different format. Selecting a right captain is not a easy job. Some portion of team performance also depends on captain's shoulder. As BD has little choice and Musfiq is doing the best as a captain for BD so Mushiq should regain his captaincy. Under his captaincy BD shows consistent performance. For BD's cricket development it is important that BCB does not make a rusty decision. BCB should select a captain who can continue for long time as well they should give him lots of freedom. Every test teams have a proper plan regarding selecting their captain. Other wise changing captains in short period will hurt BD's development.

Posted by BanglaBandhu on (May 14, 2013, 9:37 GMT)

A lot of people are putting Mushi's age into the mix ... just to put things into perspective, Mushi was the wicketkeeper for BDs winning team against India in the 2007 world cup upset, where he was on an unbeaten 53 and sealed the win. His age is not the problem as he has more than enough experience. The main issue is him not being able to control his emotion. He did a good job as captain and I hope this hiccup does not comeback to haunt him through the rest of his career.

Posted by Samudro2106 on (May 14, 2013, 7:22 GMT)

Everyone is saying the same old stories of Bangladesh Cricket where the captain is the scapegoat forever always. This man has led BD on the field brilliantly for 2 years. Suddenly bringing off field issues, people are questioning his on field captaincy skills too. I know Mushy hasn't done a great thing by resigning too quickly but we can't underestimate his earlier achievements. There isn't any better leader than him in the side. Mushy should try to curb his instinct of being overrode by emotions to avoid those off field issues, then we may have good results in future under his captaincy.

Posted by Rafelgibt on (May 14, 2013, 7:11 GMT)

It was really a MISTAKE from Mushfiqur, resigning from the captaincy.I would strongly say our batsmen really failed on this tour whenever they needed to stay long in the crease which eventually cost us not winning any format of the series.So, Its the batsmen not Mushfiqur to blame.

Posted by   on (May 14, 2013, 6:53 GMT)

BCB will make another mistake if they ask Mushy to continue lead the team. Mushy is not the right person to lead the BD team. This guy is still pretty young but that can not be excused as he is playing international cricket for a while. Some of Mushy's shortcomings are picking wrong XI out of 15 man squad, batting order has never been correct, asking expensive bowlers to bowl at the wrong time in ODI/T20, over using some bowlers Gazi, Enamul, Robiul in a test cricket, fielding style is not attacking enough in a test cricket. Above all, BD needs a strong captain who can lead the team as well as can come up with a good game plan for every single series whether it is Test/ODI/T20.

Posted by anver777 on (May 14, 2013, 4:58 GMT)

Zim is not a bad team on their own conditions, so winning the Odi series was not so shocking news for me.... they really came back from behind to seal the series !!!! BD's only blemish i think was the 1st test where they under performed & lost badly, other than that, it was evenly contested tour !!!!

Posted by Ain_EL_Sabet on (May 14, 2013, 3:28 GMT)

Shakib was better at captaincy than mushfiq. There was a time when Bd heavily depended on shakib and at that time captaincy was extra pressure for shakib on top of his batting and balling responsibility. Now Bd is not that much dependant on shakib, so I think shakib would be better captain than mushy now. Even the cool headed mahmudullah Riad can be better captain than mushy.

Posted by BARFI on (May 14, 2013, 2:44 GMT)

I am experienced in hiring people for a job. There's something called competency and Mushfiqur has none. When you tell the media that your quitting, you should stay with your decision. Now as he is saying that it was a mistake that just shows his lack of leadership skills. Once a quitter is always a quitter. He lost the first T20 becuase of two runout he caused. Mushfiqur should stay out as a captain

Posted by   on (May 14, 2013, 0:54 GMT)

" Losing to them didn't go down well with me." This was the main reason for his hasty emotional decision because to him nothing else matters but winning. He's got the heart of winner and we should appreciate that aspect of him as well. Then he goes, " No player should back out in such a time. I should have been encouraging everyone, but I ended up doing just the opposite". This shows his genuine honesty and admission of error in judgement. Only a real leader is not afraid of admitting his own mistakes, accept the consequence, learn from it and move on.

Posted by Zee_1203 on (May 13, 2013, 20:06 GMT)

Well, in my opinion Mushi prey 2 things with one arrow, 1) diverting the fans from losing to a side where the possibility was that BD might have comfortable win 2) Gain the sympathy from getting a Media Trail. I think the Captains from other countries should fallow this 

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 17:57 GMT)

Mushfique showed tremendous lack of maturity. He should learn from Dhoni how to keep the head cool in difficult situation. He acted like a baby. Who will obey a baby in the team? He is a good team player, but not a captain material.

Posted by anilkp on (May 13, 2013, 14:19 GMT)

This guy has proved that he is no captaincy material. There is no room for emotion, sentiments, chicket-heartedness in the realm of captaincy. This guy was upset that his team lost. Did he consider Bangladesh team as Australia? Even Australia, India, England--big powers in cricket--have endured white-washes in Tests or ODIs, and have held their heads high. That holding their head high has proved the right thing to do. This guy, by such irresoluteness, has made himself, his team, his national board--everyone--a laughing stock. No matter how much leadership potential he has, or how much he has contributed before, he should not be retained as captain anymore. If your captain does not have a strong will, strong heart and a strong head, you will never win matches--except for an unexpected upset here and another there. That's the fate of chicken-heartedness.

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (May 13, 2013, 13:41 GMT)

If he resigned only due to emotion, then he shouldn't b retained as captain by BCB. Such an emotional man can't lead a professional team at top level. He should rather continue with wicket-keeping.

Posted by MIKbd on (May 13, 2013, 12:55 GMT)

Thank you very much, Mushfiq. I don't see anything wrong with your outburst of emotion and then confessing of the mistake. I don't know whether others would agree or not, I personally believe that sports is all about emotion; I play, follow, and support it because of my emotional need. What material value does it have to me? Probably, the harsh reallity of present day economy has driven us to shed off emotion from the sports. It's heading towards money; and the guys, who are telling that Mushfiq is immatured since he's emotional, are simply the slaves of money or may be of material world. They expect, since players are getting paid by money, they should stay away from emotion; then, why do we appreciate the players' celebration or grief at winning or losing moments? If money & materials tiumph over passion & emotion, then I don't want to follow it anymore.

Posted by rsmehdihasan on (May 13, 2013, 12:39 GMT)

As a cricket fan from BD it hearts me when see lots of negative comments from other fans regarding BD's one loss. How someone can question about BD's Test status after a single loss ? one other hand when BD win , do not see the same way any praise from them. sometime it is not only abusing for BD as a cricket nation but as well it is insulting for a country like Bangladesh. That's why BD fan's react normally. I hope cricinfo will look at some of those harsh comments while BD defeat a match as we all love cricinfo.

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 11:11 GMT)

I am thinking , Robiul may loose his concentration due to overuse. As i was telling before, selectors should use some particular players for different formats specially for Test. Definitely Robiul was tired and i am afraid if he loose his concentration on his good out swinger or line length. He is definitely not a right choice for T20. As a test bowler he is irreplaceable.

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 10:52 GMT)

As there is no replacement of Musfiq right now so somehow BCB should convince Musfiq changing his decision. I think BD might play one more spinner specially in one day's. In Bulawaye, BD always dominated before and as the pitch was spin friendly so Gazi should play. First one day ZM batsman had given cheap wickets to our pacer but spinners would always get some assist from slower pitch. As Shakib and Mahmudullah was off form so Gazi could make some contribution. There is some pressure on Gazi's shoulder, i hope he will do better with experience. Overall BD did fine in this whole tour. ZM utilized there home conditions better way. Definitely The standard of umpiring was disappointing in this whole tour. I will give most importance to our test win. Lack of preparation for this tour was another issue.. When the conditions are different then BCB should arrange more practice matches before first match. I think selectors should use Robiul only for test, that is good for him .

Posted by Sadequl on (May 13, 2013, 10:18 GMT)

It's pretty nice to see so much of positive comments in this topic including some other fans too, which shows how we all love to support BD's cricket so much in here.

Anyway what little Mushi did was not so rough thing to do when we all know as a nation how sentimental & emotional we are at times, so it would be better not to make such harsh comments on him such.

With all due respect to all other ex-captains in BD if we can see the progress statistics between all, then definitely Mushi will be top within this short period already & the way he leaded the team from top with his own performance to motivate the team spirit that's totally incomparable too. Yes, true maturity is a big factor for him atm, which he will surely have interim no doubt & for that we all need to be a bit more patient to be supportive to him as well.

I can guarantee all his countrymen would love to see him as a captain as long as possible, who is so devoted & passionate for his game & for his nation as well.

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 9:52 GMT)

Leading any TEAM in sports today is "PURE-HELL" when dealing with the MEDIA and CRITICS. They put undue pressure on the person and run with things either fact or rumor .No amount of MONEY can make one stand up to such pressure.

Posted by dmqi on (May 13, 2013, 9:47 GMT)

Such stupidity on the part of a captain should not be acceptable. Even if the Bangladesh cricket Board wants to keep him the Captain, he should get a warning from the board for his stupidity. Emotinal people can not be trusted. I am a Bangladeshi and do not want to see a Sahid Afridi type captain here.

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 8:31 GMT)

@ Thomas Laury : Yes , BD defeated few teams in ODI. But that doesnt mean that they are very good team. I again said winning a match and loosing a match is common. Please check the rankings and ratings and realize BD's position. what actually need the BD team is that they need more matches . Yes practice make a team perfect. pls dont over estimate again.

Posted by Dashgar on (May 13, 2013, 8:28 GMT)

Personally I think Mushfiqur Rahim should remain captain of Bangladesh. He is clearly a man who is completely committed to Bangladesh cricket, so much so that it hurts him too much when they lose. That is the sort of man they need leading. A guy who will bleed for the team. Apart from that I can't really see anyone in the team who'd be suitable for captaincy apart from Shakib who has already had a go as well and Mahmudullah who is on the fringes of selection at times.

Posted by Hassan_U on (May 13, 2013, 8:28 GMT)

Mushfiqur and BD players have a a history off doing this. whever be the selector (akram Khan) or players....just shows the mind set of these players. A very sorry state to be in. Jumping before the Gun !!!

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 8:02 GMT)

Bein a captain is certainly no child's play thats a huge responsibility if you can take credit for good days why nt bad ones as well wen the goin gets tough be tougher and Mush is certainly actin like a child

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 7:45 GMT)

Grow up,Mushi. Don't be silly next time. You are the man.

Posted by Dhutugemunu on (May 13, 2013, 6:47 GMT)

@ indianzen ; Who said Sangakkara failed? He has the highest W/L ration as a SL Test captain (1.66, Jayasuriya 1.5, Mahela 1.5), highest win % as a SL ODI captain (65.85, Jayasuriya 58.26, Mahela 58.05) and most wins as a SL T20I captain (13, Mahela 12). He took SL to one T20I world cup final and a ODI world cup final. What else he should do? True. He couldn't win a world cup for SL, where MSD did it for Ind twice. But Sangakkara is one of the best captains SL had.

Posted by QTS_ on (May 13, 2013, 6:37 GMT)

Mushfique may not have been entirely rational in this episode, but that is true of most of his team, to varying degrees (Tamim's demeaning of ZIM bowlers, Shakib's flippant remark to reporters after a batting collapse, Raqibul's two-day retirement in 2010). Maybe the team needs a emotionally-driven captain who can connect with everyone.

Note that his own batting performance has improved considerably during his tenure, accompanied by some match-winning cameos (last over six against WI in T20 of 2011, three sixes against IND in the Asia Cup), as well as the exemplary 200 against SL. Furthermore, during this period, especially after the 2011 PAK tour, the team has seen many contributors (Tamim's four half-centuries, Shakib's blitzes, Nasir's finishes, Mahmudullah's resistances, Gazi's persistence), as opposed to major contributions by Shakib in most of the victories of 2010 and 2009. These signs should encourage Mushfique to be retained as captain.

Posted by xylo on (May 13, 2013, 5:23 GMT)

ah. Bangladesh now officially has its own Afridi

Posted by indianzen on (May 13, 2013, 5:16 GMT)

Thats what happens when you copy ideas from other teams. SL copied from India by making Sanga captain and he failed. Mushfiqur also the same fate.. needs maturity and thinking for management... better luck next time

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 4:41 GMT)

Zimbabwe played really really well no wonder. I was surprised to see such kind of performance from them and they blew away all of my expectations and so did the umpires! As of bangladesh, they failed to show the team spirit in the last 2 ODI. Not to worry, every team faces their ups and downs. But the last game of the tour brought back that spark in the team and i loved every bit of it. Its the kind of spark that was seen when they whitewashed NZ, when they knocked INDIA out of the ASIA cup tournament. I hope they can bring this kind of spark more often. To those who think that BD is weaker than zimbabwe: zimbabwe showed their good spirit and won the matches BUT once BD brings on the spirit, they demolish ZIM inspite of Zim's good spirit.. you saw that in the final match, so stop comparing! And to those who believe BD is in no comparison with teams like Srilanka, India, Pakistan : Fellows, please dont make me remind you of those shameful defeats! BD is capable of taking them down!

Posted by bharath74 on (May 13, 2013, 4:30 GMT)

Need someonel who is mentally strong and gutsy to lead BD. I dont see any candidates who have that sort of potential in the current BD team

Posted by   on (May 13, 2013, 2:00 GMT)

Little Mushie can be forgiven for being a bit too emotional. Can't he? Now that the drama is over- MUSHIE: get your act right. Transform the TIGERS from a happy go lucky entertaining lot to a professional winning unit. Prayers you become the CLIVE LLOYD of Bangladesh. Go TIGERS Go!

Posted by Rana38 on (May 13, 2013, 1:48 GMT)

Congratulation bd team finished the tour with winning & also a good news for bd fans the most successful captain for Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim changes his decision at last. Now it is time for bcb use the different player in three sections of cricket.My team: TEST: For next Newzealand seris: Tamim Ikbal,Mohammad Asraful,Mominul Hoque,Sakib-al-Hasan,Marsal Ayub,Musfiqur Rahim,Mahmudulla Riad,Nasir Hossain,Shohag Gazi,Abul Hasan(if injured then, Ziaur Rahman),Robiul Islam(if injured then, Rubel Hossain),Jahirul Islam(subtitute).Best of luck.

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 23:51 GMT)

BD team players and BD people were over estimated , that is why they can not accept the truth. Winning and loosing is common in game. No one can expect that they can win all matches. long way to go BD. BD should realize their ability. They are very new to international cricket. They should learn many things from other countries. Also announcing resignation at the middle of the game is not a wise one. BD caption should know how to control his feelings. Their activity is like a childish.

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 23:37 GMT)

lol how immature. Mushfiqur needs to grow up before taking over the reigns once again.

Posted by Htc-Android on (May 12, 2013, 22:46 GMT)

The problem with BD players and their fans is that they think they are a superior team than zimbabwe and some think that they are on par with those TOP 8 teams. In 2011 Shakib resigned from captaincy after the loss to Zimbabwe and now rahim is doing the same. I dont know why they consider losing the series to Zimbabwe as shame. Both are equally matched sides and the one who played better cricket won the match. There isnt a better captain than rahim in BD. I hope Rahim would continue his leadership role.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (May 12, 2013, 22:04 GMT)

People need to understand Mushy is only just 25 years old. BCB needs to understand that the same squad for all forms is unworkable for example, not picking Ash for T20 which btw suits his style of play and picking Mahmudullah instead where he has a very bad record (based on Cricinfo stats). I feel that the best way to go about this is having a separate captain for each form and unsurprisingly, most other teams are going by that method. For example, Rahim for Tests and Shakib for the limited overs.

Posted by BanglaBandhu on (May 12, 2013, 21:58 GMT)

I really thought that Mushfiqur was a good captain and had led the team very well over the lat year and a half. I also appreciated his honesty and integrity in wanting to resign as a captain due to team complacency (as opposed to lack of teamwork as reported in Bangladesh media).

However, it was very ugly to see him verbally chiding Ziaur and then Shohag Gazi in the first T20 and also causing two run outs in the same game. Now he has said that his resignation announcement was a mistake. I think all of this does his credibility no good and I think fo rth time being maybe he shouldnt be captain.

Posted by anandodhara on (May 12, 2013, 21:57 GMT)

Unfair umpire decisions and other mismanagements pushed Mushfiqur to the edge. Umpires did it through out all 3 series for Zim. I have never seen so many shameless, dishonest decisions against 1 team like these three series'. In my count 27 wrong decisions in all went against Bangladesh and not 1 went against Zim. This can not be coincidences. This defies all theories of probabilities. ICC must look into it, in fact, Bangladesh must demand that ICC looks into this and take appropriate actions against these umpires. UDRS would have remedied most of these wrong decisions. BD management must sort these all out before they visit again Zim.

Posted by Legaleagle on (May 12, 2013, 21:49 GMT)

Its a misnomer to call Bangladesh squad as young. Its a well known fact that how ages are reported in Bangladesh. A player could be 21 but he will still be playing in under 14 with various kind of certificates. The 'official' age of these players makes them young on paper only.

Posted by crazycricketfan4life on (May 12, 2013, 19:59 GMT)

As much as I respect Mushfiq as the captain of our team through the development that he has led in his time as captain his hasty decision to quit the captaincy still shows the level of immaturity that can plague a young side. Zimbabwe was just the better team this series and instead of announcing his resignation so hastily, the plan should have been to mend the mistakes they have made on this tough tour rather than quitting entirely. It is time for these players to grow up and represent their country as professionals. If they don't, then our status as minnows will forever haunt this generation till their career-ending days.

Posted by Kingzzzz on (May 12, 2013, 19:51 GMT)

My strong advise to BCB is that if Bangladesh want to excel in Cricket and beat teams on a more 'consistent' bases especially the top ones then please and quickly improve the domestic structure of Bangladesh. Take first class Cricket seriously and allow these players in the circuit to play on livelier pitches where they will gain a lot from because slow, low pitches is not going to help Bangladesh to succeed if they can already play on it and when they play on seaming bouncier pitches and will lose very badly since its alien to them in the country. Our batsman on this tour struggled with the high bounce so by using 'common sense', it would be very wise domestically to have all our pitches very bouncy so such problems wouldn't come to haunt Bangladesh again. I agree Rahim is a good captain and his resignation (mistake) was because he cared and knows that such a defeat will get a lot of criticism from "Bangladeshi fans" and therefore felt the pressure.

Posted by Monjur_Elahi on (May 12, 2013, 19:27 GMT)

BD team management agreed after the previous tour in ZIM that they will ensure that BD team has enough practice matches in ZIM to cope up with the environment next time. Looks like that they forgot what they agreed from past failure and did the same mistake. On top of this, the team was equally concerned about issues off the field (lack of practice facilities, sanitation, health and safety, etc.) and ironically they had to play against the umpires in a lots of occasions. There are more than one instance where some BD players had to engage into conflicts with the umpiring in the series. Clearly, BD management hasn't done enough or taken a step to rectify this. No formal complain to match referee, no proper negotiation with ZIM board, nothing. I personally think BD can question ZIM's ability to host a series at this level and infrastructure inspection prior to a series should be made before visiting them in future. The last series was lost because of poor BD management and this one too.

Posted by G-Rocker on (May 12, 2013, 19:27 GMT)

now this is good... dont be emotional mushi ..you have to be very professional... good luck to Mushi.

Posted by British_North_America on (May 12, 2013, 19:22 GMT)

We do not need emotional players, we need professional players.

Posted by QTS_ on (May 12, 2013, 19:22 GMT)

This is one of the problems with the young squad - they are still too young to not take rash decisions.

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 19:18 GMT)

Banladesh is a lot better team than ZIM but we have failed in this series for some reason, If anyone review the last one year he will realize it, we won a series against WI but we never told ourself better than WI. We just having a off series and we are doing well on our familiar condition and we not prepared for the unknown condition of ZIM, it is the main reason. Musfiq just gone emotional because he couldn't tolerate this loses as a very better team, we all hope that next time when we go to play on unknown condition, we will go their well prepared, and also it is ZIM cricket board who not helped BD team as a guest team and not given the general facility what was needed for a away team. It was not sporting. The decision of mushfiq is right, we need him as captain badly. He is our best captain right now. Thank you mushi for returning.

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 19:18 GMT)

ICC should fix a neutral umpire for T-20 as well. and they should follow up the horrible decisions made by Zimbabwe's bad umpires !!! If Bangladesh get the fair umpiring then we would win the ODI series and T-20 series both.

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 19:18 GMT)

Though he is an emotional guy, he is the best man to lead BD now. Love you mushi...

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 18:44 GMT)

Zimbabwe was clearly a better side than BD and it is up to the Bangladesh board to decide the next step after Mashfiq resignation

Posted by Dhutugemunu on (May 12, 2013, 18:27 GMT)

Mushfiqur is a too emotional guy. Remember when BD lost the Final in Asia Cup 2012 this guy (and some other members in BD team) cried in front of whole World/Asia. Loosing to Zim is not a reason to resign, specially from BD captaincy.

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 18:21 GMT)

Zim is a better side than B'desh, they need to accept it

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 18:19 GMT)

At last a wise talk by little Mushi.....he is the best captain so far !! I hope BCB will let him be the captain for another year. Good luck Mushi !!

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 18:13 GMT)

thanks Mushi........we love u.....

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 18:10 GMT)

Thank you Mushy for realizing your mistake.

Posted by sidgupta on (May 12, 2013, 18:09 GMT)

Mushfiqur and Bangladesh team in general need to be more professional in the way they behave if they want to be taken seriously. There are emotions in play when you lose like that and a period of introspection is required. However for someone who has played for a while at the international level this is a poor response. I believe that Shakib is the best possible person to lead Bangladesh anyways.

Posted by   on (May 12, 2013, 18:08 GMT)

WOW! Our little musfiq has came back.....Really we like you and your innocent face. But mus be sure that you please don't make heart us like this.

Posted by FAB_ALI on (May 12, 2013, 18:05 GMT)

You lose a game, you quit captaincy...You win one and want to get it back!! What a joke!!!!!

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Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo - May 12, 2013
Bangladesh won by 34 runs
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo - May 11, 2013
Zimbabwe won by 6 runs
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo - May 8, 2013
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo - May 5, 2013
Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo - May 3, 2013
Bangladesh won by 121 runs
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