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Shakib pays tribute to Mashrafe in Bangladesh skipper's last T20I

  • Sports Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-04-07 03:35:22 BdST

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After his match-winning performance ensured Mashrafe Bin Mortaza bow out of his last Twenty20 International as captain, Shakib Al Hasan has spoken of the team's love for the skipper.

Shakib scored 38 off 30 and picked crucial wickets to help Bangladesh seal the series-levelling win against Sri Lanka on Thursday. He was adjudged Man-of-the-Match at Colombo.

After receiving the award, the allrounder said, "He (Mashrafe) was very special in our dressing room. I knew him before I started playing cricket. We are from the same place."

"I don't have words to say how important a part he was of the team," he added.

Wishing Mashrafe well for the future, Shakib said, "He is still the captain of the One-Day squad. He will play a big role there in the future."

Shakib is the likely replacement of Mashrafe as the captain of T20 team.