Mashrafe Mortaza compares Mahmudullah to VVS Laxman

DHAKA: fast bowler from Bangladesh Mashrafe Mortaza compliments heaped on teammate Mahmudullah and compared it to the former Indian hitter VVS Laxman .

Mortaza stated that Mahmudullah could have scored more runs if he had batted up the order, however for the betterment of the team, he agreed to stay put at number six and play the role of the finisher.

Mahmudullah is a lot like Laxman. Whenever the team need runs, he always comes forward, Mortaza said during a Facebook live session with Tamim Iqbal according to

If he could have hit number four or five, his stats would have been better. But in the interest of the team, we asked him to beat at No. 6.

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We didn't have a hitter in the order that could play devastating innings in the end. He has lost many runs in his career while playing for the team. Riyad must have been upset many times, but I always felt like he accepted his role with a smile.

Mahmudullah is currently Bangladesh's T20I skipper and has accumulated 1475 runs in 87 matches. He has also scored 4070 and 2764 runs in ODIs and Tests respectively for 'The Bangla Tigers'.