Bangladesh wicketkeeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim has opened up on the challenges of being a cricketer in the country. Rahim has scored his eighth Test hundred in the game against Sri Lanka and also reached the milestone of 5000 runs in Test Cricket- a feat never achieved by a Bangladesh player before.
After the end of Day four of the ongoing game, the right-hander said that a player can become Donald Bradman in just a day. However, he also pointed out that if the same player fails, he needs to find a hiding place. He was referring to the criticisms he had received after enduring a long lean patch in the longest format.
“When a player scores a century, suddenly in Bangladesh he becomes a greater player than [Don] Bradman. The next day when the same player fails, he needs to find a place to hide. It is only seen in our country,” said Mushfiqur today at the press conference of the ongoing first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The 35-year-old urged that it will be easy for the players if people behaved in a mature way.
“I don’t know who these people are but I think it would be better for the players if these people can behave in a more matured way,” Mushfiqur urged everyone to stop overhyping any player.
On the other hand, his wife Jannatul Mondy has put up an Instagram post where she said that her husband will bid adieu to the game if the team has a proper replacement.
“We will bid goodbye with smiling faces. But do you have a proper replacement? Cricket in Bangladesh would probably prosper further if you could focus on that,” wrote Mondy.
After being asked about the post, Rahim was hesitate to say anything on the same.
“I actually don’t know what she wrote. I will get to know what she meant once I talk to her,” Mushfiqur said.