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|| CF Correspondent ||

 

Senior players like Shahriar Nafees, Abdur Razzak and Tushar Imran of  Bangladesh cricket believe they have more years of cricket left in them and are not willing to follow the footsteps of Mohammad Sharif who just recently retired from all form of crickets.

 

Sharif announced his retirement on Saturday amid the growing uncertainty over Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL) but the trio suggested that they are not thinking in this line.

 

Though the announcement was sudden but it was clearly visible that Sharif was approaching near the end of his career but the trio who happens to be in the same age group feel they are not ready to call it a day.

 

Though none of them are playing at the international level anymore but they are still playing domestic cricket and feels that there is no reason to hurry to any decision.

Tushar, who is the leading run scorer in the domestic first class cricket, was dropped from the player’s draft of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) due to his low score in fitness test.

Though uncertainty of DPL prompted Sharif to make a call, Tushar thinks otherwise.

“I think the league will start after two months. It is a very important domestic competition, it will take place,” said Tushar.

“I have just started playing and I played only one match for Brothers Union. I am not thinking about retirement or anything like that. Sharif took his decision, I will carry on as long as I can,” added Imran.

Nafees, who has a degree in Marketing from University of Dhaka could have very well pursue another career after his chances of making a comeback in Tigers’ dressing room faded away but he decided to stick to doing what he loves.

He kept on playing domestic cricket out of passion and added that he is ready to quit once he is more stable financially.

“I played cricket out of passion. But you know, none should mix passion with profession because only passion will not earn you bread,” said Nafees adding that he is not thinking about quitting cricket, but trying to formulate a way which could attach him with the game even after taking the final call,

“Sports Marketing could be an option, but I have to give it two-three years’ time to take the business into a stable condition. Administrator, broadcaster, any alternative role which will ensure a good financial dividend, I am up for it,” he said.

“When I can ensure the financial security, I will call it quits,” he said.

Razzak, who played alongside Nafees for a long time in the national team, said that he is thinking a bit differently regarding retirement.

“I think I am perfectly fine to go for few more rounds. Sharif took his own decision. I am playing and enjoying, I haven't even given it a thought,” Razzak said who is leading the Mohammedan side in this season of DPL and also led Khulna Division to silverware in the last season of National Cricket League.

Razzak is also the skipper of South Zone which holds the title of BCL as well. Retirement is not even in his thoughts.

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