"Prime Minister always keeps us away from pressure"
Sports Live: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza showed his gratitude towards the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to motivate them always when the people kept them in relentless pressure, which sometimes goes beyond the limitation.
The captain said the Prime Minister congratulated them to move into the final of the tri-series in which they will face off West Indies today to win a trophy that eluded them six times earlier. At the same time, she advised them to play without any pressure.
“Honourable prime minister has congratulated us. She told us to play without any tension,” Mashrafe told the reporters in Dublin on Thursday. “There is pressure of being champion. She always talks to us, congratulate us but never imposed pressure on us that we have to be champions,” he added.
“Before the Asia Cup final in last year she told us that, listen people don’t know much about the game, me also. But I know one thing that to play the final is a big achievement. It’s not like that you must win, I am always happy if you only try. When your Prime Minister thinks like this, it gives a lot of inspiration,” Mashrafe remarked.
Having failed to win the final on last six occasions, Bangladesh earned the tag of choker but they are determined to turn the things around this time. In the ongoing tri-series that also involved hosts Ireland, Bangladesh remains unbeaten so far having won three matches with quite ease.
Dhaka, 17 May (campuslive24.com)//MIH