An opportunity missed
Former national captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza reserved perhaps the biggest compliment for Mushfiqur Rahim. In an article published in the leading Bangla daily Prothom Alo yesterday, Mashrafe termed the new Bangladesh captain as honest, sincere and a very good team man. And if he can add his own performance on the field, the little wicketkeeper-batsman with all these facets certainly has a bright prospect ahead.
But there is a thin line between having these qualities and putting them in practice. And on Wednesday night in front of 10,000 cricket fans at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, the Bangladesh captain got his first chance to demonstrate those qualities when left-arm spinner Sohrawardi Shuvo Mankaded (running a batsman out while he is backing up for a run) Rokibul for a vital breakthrough in the final between Bangladesh and the second string national team.