CRICKET- Bangladesh cricket star Mashrafe Mortaza has defended his decision to enter the political arena saying every conscious and honest Bangladeshi should enter politics.
Mashrafe is running in the December 30 polls on Awami League ticket.
In his first public remarks since announcing his candidacy, Mortaza said, “I believe that every conscious, worthy and honest Bangladeshi should enter politics.”
“Maybe many can’t find the courage for different reasons and mental limitations. I thought that it was important to break this mental barrier. So, I myself took the initiative to fulfil my desire.”
Though sportspersons occasionally enter politics after retirement, it is rare for a current player to make the change.