Mushfiq ends BPL content

'Shakib absence setback for Tigers'
'Shakib absence setback for Tigers'

Chittagong Vikings skipper Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday expressed his satisfaction regarding his personal and team performance in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League despite being knocked out by Dhaka Dynamites.
Chittagong formed a decent squad from the players’ draft devoid of any big name unlike some of their rivals but they came up as a surprise package to qualify for the play-offs, overcoming a late slump.
They won six out of their first seven games but lost their momentum in Chattogram when they conceded three consecutive defeats and though they managed to qualify for the play-off, the side struggled to maintain their form in the last few matches.
Chittagong’s unexpected run in the tournament was mainly orchestrated by their skipper Mushfiq, who scored 426 runs in 13 matches at an average of 35.50, the second highest in the tournament, which included three fifties.
Mushfiq, who fell 14 short of his personal best in BPL (440 runs for Sylhet Royals in the second season of the tournament) after being dismissed for eight in Monday’s six-wicket loss to Dhaka, the former national captain said he was content with his performance and result.
‘I think it’s you to judge my performance. I didn’t do much research and just tried to play well,’ said Mushfiq.
‘Today I tried to play a match-winning innings and had the ambition to contribute in the day. But overall I am happier than any other previous tournaments,’ he added.
Mushfiq acknowledged that he had some difficult phases in the tournament and had to prove himself both as a captain and batsman.
‘There were some difficult stages and I had to come out from that and prove to myself that I am good enough,’ he said.
‘I had a battle with myself and I am satisfied with that,’ he added.
Mushfiq also took satisfaction from the performances of Chittagong who exceeded everyone’s expectations to reach the knock-out phase.
‘We didn’t have high-quality bowlers in the line-up. But we had good players. Delport [Cameron] played really well. Robbie Frylinck had done well beyond expectations. Our locals were inexperienced. But I think it was a good BPL overall,’ said Mushfiq