Wearing the national team’s jersey, Mushfiqur Rahim used to fight in every single match to keep his place. To him, only Tamim-Shakib is the automatic choice!
Currently, Bangladesh cricket team is travelling Pakistan. At the venue of the Green Army, the Tigers are going to play two Test matches against the local team Pakistan. But, top-three players of the team Bangladesh are not visiting Pakistan. Shakib is passing the very difficult time and out of all competitions for a year considering the banishment from ICC. Tamim is spending time with his family but Mushfiq had the chance to take part in the tournament but he was not interested to visit Pakistan right now.
If we consider the three formats of cricket considering the consistent performance, in the shortlist of the Bangladesh cricket, Mushfiq will be easily taken place there> he used to work hard and his performance is almost consistent. So, the wicket-keeper batsman has become an inseparable part of the Tigers now. But Mushfiq himself has told that only Tamim-Shakib is the automatic choice!
Earlier today, he has given an interview to the Bangladeshi local newspaper Prothim Alo. In the interview, he clearly stated that he is a general cricketer. In the Bangladesh team, the automatic choices are Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal.
If we look at the last five years record of the Tigers, he can be separated from all other Bangladeshi players clearly. In the meantime, Mushfiq has scored 37.75 runs in Test average. Three Test centuries have also come in the meantime. His ODI average was 49.94 and also five centuries there. And in the last five years, Mushfiqur Rahim has become a dependable player in T20I cricket.
But about himself, his philosophy is a little different. He used to play a game and think of his position or place in the next match. Besides, Mushfiq wants to perform well in every match that no one can deduct him from the next match.