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Mushfiqur ruled out possibility of national captaincy





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|| Cricfrenzy Correspondent ||

Bangladesh former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said that he does not see any chance of doing captaincy in the national set-up despite opting to lead Beximco Dhaka in the upcoming Bangabandhu T20.

Mushfiqur agreeing to do captaincy in the tournament raised quite a few eyebrows considering he was reluctant to take captaincy in the previous tournament hosted by Bangladesh Cricket Board that was named BCB President’s Cup.

BCB president Nazmul Hasan told media ahead of the 50-over tournament that Mushfiqur is reluctant to take the leadership role in the tournament and as a result BCB decided to make Nazmul Hossain as the third captain of the tournament apart from Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah.

Mushfiqur agreeing to play under the Nazmul indicated that he seemed to have lost all interest about doing captaincy in future.

As a result the appointment of Mushfiqur as the captain of Beximco Dhaka came as a surprise to many in the cricketing fraternity considering the mind set carried by the leading batsman of the country regarding taking up the hot seat while some even went to an extent of believing that this might just might be a turning point of his career as far as leadership role in the national team is concerned.

‘’I feel there is no chance of leading in the national side,’’ said Mushfiqur.

‘’They [BCB] feels that there are some young players and if they are given chance (captaincy) in the future it can be beneficial for them in tournament like President Cup or in any other tournament backed by the board.

‘’In the national team or other team there are lot of young players and as I am not interested to lead in the national team I feel they should be given the chance of captaincy so that they can take experience in that tournament( President Cup),’’ he said.

‘’I think the more they (young players) take responsibility the better and it will help them to be more responsible,’’ he said

‘’In this tournament (Bangabandhu T20) the franchise (corporate house) thinks that I am the best person to guide the team and that is why I have taken the captaincy

‘’The captaincy depends on what the franchises ( corporate) wants and this is just an opportunity for me as well as challenge to make my team the number one team in the tournament,’’ he added.

Beximco Dhaka will take on Minister Rajshahi in the opening game of the tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on November 24.