He might be Bangladesh’s greatest cricket star, however Mashrafe Mortaza demands he isn’t another Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricketing superhuman turned-leader.
Challenging a seat in the national parliament for the decision Awami League party in the December 30 races, Mashrafe says he simply needs to support sports and philanthropy.
“Frankly, the dimension where Imran Khan has contacted, individuals can’t generally reach there regardless of whether they need to,” Mashrafe told AFP in a meeting. “My craving is to accomplish something for games… since I am a sportsman, my desire is constrained here. I will work for my locale to check whether I can accomplish something great.”
Mashrafe hails from the southwestern region of Narail where his philanthropy Narail Express — additionally the quick bowler’s epithet — has given ambulances to healing centers and high return rice seeds to agriculturists.
Swinging to legislative issues is just the same old thing new for cricketers in South Asia, where the game is hugely famous. Be that as it may, bizarrely, Mashrafe is as yet playing, skippers Bangladesh in the one-day arrangement of the diversion, and plans to lead the group at one year from now’s World Cup.
Mashrafe has effectively resigned from Twenty20 worldwide cricket and has not played a Test coordinate since 2009.
He may likewise have been upstaged in the hearts of the country’s cricket fans by his colleague Shakib Al Hasan, one of the world’s driving all-rounders.
Be that as it may, Mashrafe’s stalwart frame of mind off the pitch — he has had seven activities on his knee — and on-field articulations of enthusiasm could well charm him to voters.
He additionally won approvals as commander, controlling the cricket minnows to their first World Cup quarter-last in 2015.
In any case, when Mashrafe declared his choice to enter legislative issues, numerous fans were straightforwardly basic.
The majority of the remarks on his web based life fan pages are against him joining Bangladesh’s “awful” and “drain like” political field.
Others reprimanded him for joining the gathering of Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, who has been blamed for imprisoning adversaries and smothering difference.
Yet, Mashrafe demands that he won’t be hauled down.
“Everything I can state from my position is the general population who are in an alternate gathering or put stock in an alternate political conviction, I don’t have any lack of respect for them,” he said.
“Despite the fact that I’m supporting my gathering wholeheartedly, I have 100 percent regard for them and will keep on having it.
“I’m stating this in light of the fact that each individual has the privilege to help who they need to help. I can just regard the restriction from my heart, which I truly do.”
He additionally set the bar high for lawmakers.
“Legislators ought to be qualified and great people. I’m not saying I’m as of now one of them however. The youngsters are firmly observing our social debauchery. I figure they ought to likewise venture into governmental issues,” he said.