ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza on Saturday said that he would have chosen to travel to and partake in the upcoming tour of Pakistan had he not retired from Test and T20I cricket, according to The Daily Star.
“To be honest if you ask me, I would have gone to Pakistan but obviously I would have consulted my family. But if you only ask me about going to Pakistan or not, I would say yes, I would go,” said Mortaza.
However, the 36-year-old said that the decision is a personal choice and those who end up deciding against touring Pakistan should be respected.
“It doesn’t mean that those who do not want to go are at fault as obviously, life comes before the game. So, it’s important that the individual makes the call and with due respect. Everyone is right from their own perspective,” he said. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Bangladesh to play three T20I and two Tests this month.—Agencies