Mushfiqur Rahim. (Photo Source: Twitter)
In the wake of the official photoshoot held at the Padma Bridge, the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy made its appearance at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) on Tuesday. It graced the presence of male and female national team players, former cricket legends, dignitaries, organizers, and the press corps.
In the event, Mushfiqur Rahim, a member of an exclusive trio of cricketers who have participated in every World Cup event since 2007, brought forth the coveted trophy onto the hallowed ground.
Engaging in discourse with the ICC’s creators of content, Mushfiqur, along with the swift-paced bowler Taskin Ahmed and the sage spin-bowling mentor Rangana Herath, delved into the details of their team’s preparations for the upcoming World Cup.
Mushfiqur, the proficient batter of Bangladesh, articulated his aspirations to transcend the zenith of the nation’s prior World Cup accomplishments within the precincts of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
A seasoned stalwart of four ODI World Cups, Mushfiqur stands poised to grace his fifth, occupying once more the cardinal role ensconced in the core of the Tigers’ formidable batting lineup.
“I am lucky to have played in the last four World Cups. If I get the chance to play this time, then I would definitely want to do better than the results we’ve had in the past four tournaments,” Mushfiqur was quoted as saying by The Daily Star.
“We have that ability and the belief but everything depends on starting well on the given day. I think it is very important that we start well,” he added.
Addressing the reporters, he said that Bangladesh have got the potential, however, the fulcrum of the team’s prospects resides in the auspicious initiation of each appointed day.
“In view of our well-seasoned stature in the realm of ODIs, coupled with our sustained cricketing virtuosity spanning quinquennial annals, we dare to entertain the optimism of attaining a meritorious denouement,” he added.