Bangladesh coach Stuart Law hailed the decision of appointing wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim the new national captain and hoped that Mushfiqur would maintain professionalism to take the game forward in Bangladesh.
‘That’s good news for Mushfiq,’ Law told New Age in his instant reaction to the Bangladesh Cricket Board decision. ‘He is a dedicated cricketer and likes to lead from the front and I am sure he will do a fine job.’
The cricket board appointed Mushfiqur the captain for two back-to-back series against West Indies and Pakistan, replacing Sakib al Hasan, who was sacked in the wake of a disappointing Zimbabwe tour.
All-rounder Mahmudulla replaced Tamim Iqbal as vice-captain.
‘That’s a step forward as well. Sakib and Tamim had left the job under pretty uncertain circumstances and these two guys have come in. I think they all have the support of the dressing room mates.
‘They are both very dedicated to the cause of Bangla
desh cricket. May be it will give them the boost in the right direction to improve their cricket as well,’ he said.
Asked about his expectations from new captain, Law said: ‘We want professionalism and we want people to be accountable for what they do and I believe Mushy is one of those guys who can do that.
‘He is a great person and, as I said, very dedicated to his cricket. It will be nice to see young kids looking up to someone like that as his work ethic is second to none,’ Law said.
-With New Age input