Mashrafe Mortaza Biography (Cricketer)

Mashrafe Mortaza Biography, Career, Facts, Family, Net Worth

Personal Information About Mashrafe Mortaza

Name:- Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
Nick Name:- Koushik, Narail Express, Mash
D.O.B:- 5 October 1983
National Side:- Bangladesh
Place of Birth:- Narail, Bangladesh
Horoscope:- Libra
Religion:- Islam
Height:- 6 ft 1 inch
Marital Status:- Married
Profession:- Cricketer, Medium Fast Bowler (Bangladesh)
Role:- Bowler and Bangladesh Cricket Captain
Style of Batting:- Right Handed Batsman
Style of Bowling:- Right arm medium-fast

Mashrafe Mortaza Family Info

Father Name:- Golam Mortaza
Mother Name:- Hamida Mortaza
Brother Name:- Not Know
Sister Name:- Not Know
Children:- Humaira (Daughter) and Sahil (Son)
Mashrafe Mortaza  Wife:- Sumona Haque Shumi
Mashrafe Mortaza  Net Worth:- The US $1.2 Million
Mashrafe Mortaza Childhood & Early Life

Mashrafe Mortaza was born on 5 October 1983 in Narail District, Bangladesh. His nickname which is very common is Koushik. Mashrafe’s father Golam Mortaza is a businessman and his mother is a housewife, her name is Hamida Mortaza. He received his early education in his hometown from Narail Govt. Primary School. In 2001, he completed his secondary study at the Narail Govt High School. After his secondary education, he entered an HSC, and in 2003 from Narail Victoria College he passed his HSC. After passing the HSC level, Mashrafe got himself admitted into the Philosophy department at Jahangirnagar University, and completed his bachelor’s degree. As a young boy, he was more interested in cricket, especially in batting, his bowling is also his main attribute and due to his bowling style he gained the nickname “Narail Express”. Mashrafe is very famous and popular in his hometown.

Mashrafe Mortaza Career

Mashrafe was interested in cricket when he was very young, besides badminton and football. When he was 11 years old he joined Narail Cricket Club, he joined this club with the help of Sharif Mohammad Hossain. Mashrafe was first to come into attraction during on U-17 regional tournament. In the tournament when he bowled fast slammed 6s and dived around without a care in the world.

After this attention in the U-7, during the Under-19 team, Mashrafe seized the eye of Andy Roberts, the West Indian old fast bowler, who was then the temporary bowling coach of the squad and he advised to take Mashrafe Mortaza to the Bangladesh A-Team. Mashrafe Mortaza played one match for Bangladesh, after playing this match he got the opportunity to join the Bangladesh National Team.

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Mashrafe Mortaza International Career

Mashrafe Mortaza made his Test debut on 8 November 2001, against Zimbabwe at Bangabandhu National Stadium, on that match Mashrafe took 4 wickets for 106 runs. But this test match was stooped due to the rainfall and it ended with the decision to draw. Mashrafe’s One Day international debut was also against Zimbabwe on 23 November 2001 at Chittagong. The first T20I match for him was also against Zimbabwe on 28 November 2006 at Khulna Stadium. Bangladesh’s team won by 43 runs in that game.

Mashrafe was a captain in one Test and seven ODIs in between 2009 and 2010. Later Mashrafe was bound to leave his captaincy for the Bangladesh cricket team for his injury. In the absence of Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan became the Bangladesh cricket team’s captain.

Mashrafe is the best pace bowler in his country and for his outstanding and magnificent performance his fans and followers called him “Narail Express”. Mashrafe is also called All-rounder because very often he tremendously played very well in the batting in international cricket, so for this reason, he is called an all-rounder.

Mashrafe Mortaza bowling Career & Records

Mashrafe Mortaza was the world’s highest wicket-taker, in 2006. Mashrafe was the man of the match in his side’s shock victory in the 2007 World Cup over India, he took 4 wickets by 38 runs. He is considered one of the fastest bowlers in Bangladesh, he usually bowled in the mid-135 Km/h and repeatedly opens the bowling. Mashrafe is a lower-middle batsman with his first-class century and three half-centuries.

Mashrafe Mortaza Injury problem

With a lot of injuries on his knees, shoulder, and ankles, Mashrafe keeps playing to date. But his passion for his great career in cricket pushed him to give the best performances, for his great efforts in cricket he is loved by his flowers and he is known as “the Prince of Heart” to the Narail Dwellers.

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Mashrafe Mortaza as a Captain in BPL

Mashrafe Mortaza showed his brilliant and tremendous performances as the leading captain of the Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League-BPL, Mashrafe is the winning captain of the Bangladesh Premier League for the first and second competition. Mashrafe Mortaza still is the key player for the Bangladesh Cricket Team, Mashrafe is the person, whose captaincy is liked, praised, and appreciated around the world of cricket, and his leadership is followed by the other players.

Mortaza is the captain of the Comilla Victorians and he won the first trophy for his team in the Bangladesh Premier League, BPL-2015. Mashrafe is also select as the captain of the team for the season 2016. For the 2009 Indian Premier League, Mashrafe was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata Knight Riders paid the amount of US$600,000 for Mashrafe Mortaza, in IPL 2009, he played just one match from them, and he scored 58 runs in 4 overs.

Mashrafe Mortaza Achievements and Millstones
One Day International matches Records
Highest 9-wicket partnership for Bangladesh, 97 with Shakib Al Hasan v Pakistan, on 16 April 2007.
Most catches for Bangladesh (50) by the non-wicket keeper.
Highest batting strike rate of any Bangladesh team’s players facing 1,000 balls or more (89.000.
Best bowling figures by a Bangladesh player, 6 wickets by 26 runs against Kenya.
Test Matches Records
The highest 9-wicket partnership for Bangladesh, 77 runs with Shahadat Hossain v India, on 18 May 2007.
Highest batting rate of Bangladesh team’s players facing 1,000 balls or more (67.20).
Mashrafe Mortaza’a Fan Mehedi Hasan

On 1 st October 2016, a fan named Mehedi Hasan, entered the ground during the 3 rd One Day international running match against Afghanistan in Mirpur, he hugs Mashrafe in between running match, Mashrafe is his favorite player which was a stunning fact to the viewers of the match. Mashrafe requested the security of the match not give him any kind of punishment. It was a big security concern prior to the team of England series were they fearful to come to Bangladesh. Then the fan sends to the Mirpur Model Thana, after 2 days Mehedi Hasan with 3 friends was released by a condition.

Some Facts about Mashrafe Mortaza

Mashrafe does not smoke and does not drink alcohol.
As a young boy, he was playing football and badminton, but he was more inclined toward cricket.
In BPL, once he was approached for spot-fixing.
Once Mashrafe was deactivated his official Facebook Fan page, the reason for abusive comments on an uploaded photo by team-mate Nasir Hossain.
Mashrafe was once bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, but Mashrafe played only 1 match for KKR.
In 2009, due to his frequent injuries, he decided not to play Test cricket match again to prolong his limited-overs career.
Mashrafe’s Test debut was also his First-Class debut, which added him among the 3rd person or player ever in the history of cricket to do so.
Bangladesh made their first victory against India in 2014, due to Mashrafe’s bowling spell and 31 not out, for this performance he was rewarded with the Man of the Match Award.
In the 2007 World cup, the biggest upset was created when Bangladesh knocked out Indian team in Port-of- Spain where Mashrafe was declared the title of the Man of the Match Award for his great performance as 4 wickets for 38 runs.


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