Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, has ordered the deputy commissioner of Khulna to build a new house for the latest cricket sensation, Mehedi Hasan Miraz. The former Under 19 captain scaled new heights after he ended the Test series aginst England as the highest wicket taker. He scalped 19 wickets in two Test matches tearing apart the record books and building new milestones. He was a big asset for the team which helped Bangladesh to draw the series in the end.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is building a house for cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraz. Principal Secretary Abul Kalam Azad has already conveyed her instructions to the deputy commissioner of Khulna. The district administration will find a suitable place for the house,” said Hasina’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam to Bdnews24.com.
Currently, Miraz’s family lives in a Khalishpur, a city in Khulna in a tin shed house comprising of two rooms. Hasan has emerged against all these odds and made a name for himself drawing the attention and praise from not just his nation, but also from the world.
This is just a start for Miraz and he has a long way to go but he has put the first foot well in place. Hasan was the Bangladesh captain during U19 World Cup played earlier this year and led the team to the semi-final stage of the tournament. He was awarded the player of the tournament for his all-round contribution as the allrounder amassed 242 runs at an average of 60.50 in 6 games he played. In addition to that, he also scalped a total of 12 wickets making all-round efforts in team’s success.
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is herself a cricket fanatic and takes a special interest in the game. In this case, she has rewarded Mehedi Hasan Miraz for his masterly act against England.
Last year, when Bangladesh team whitewashed Pakistan in the three-match ODI series, then also she announced cash prizes, cars and a new home for the players. This shows that in that cricket crazy nation, she is also one of those who has cricket as a part of her life. She even made a comment on that no-ball issue which happened during the World Cup 2015 and said that India won because of umpires.