Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza gave credit to his senior players behind the Bangladesh massive victory over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup opener. He was speaking at a post match presentation ceremony at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday
“Thanks to Mushfiqur and Mithun ….losing two wickets early is always pressure, but the way they batted it’s nice to see. I think the word for Tamim is that ‘people should always remember him’, the way our seniors are performing, it’s really promising.” said the speedster.
“The Tigers skipper said “I think we can improve a lot, the way we lose wickets, hopefully we’ll look after this very well. And also Mithun was out at the wrong time, and we could’ve made 280-290 if he wasn’t out. The fielding has to be better as well,” he added.
He also thanked the supporters the way they have come to UAE to support the Bangladesh team. Mushfiqur Rahim, the hero of Bangladesh’s victory said: “Winning the first game is really important and the boys were really geared up. We didn’t get the start we wanted, but credit to Mithun for taking the pressure away from me. And after that I just took my chances and it paid off. When Tamim came out to bat, it boosted me that I should do something for him and for my country.
“Probably the best I’ve batted because it’s difficult to concentrate with the heat and the running between the wickets as well. We’ve been in great neck, but I haven’t been able to convert my starts into big innings. So that’s paid off,” he concluded.