Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has given tribute to the game of cricket and his fans via social media on the occasion of International Sports Day.
The General Assembly of the United Nations decided to proclaim on 6 April as “International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.”
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding.
The 30-year old batsman Mushfiqur believes through sports he has achieved everything in life and the game of cricket has given him the opportunity to represent his country.
“April 6 is International Sports day. This is a very special day for athletes all over the world and also for me. Through sports I have achieved everything in life Alhamdulillah. Cricket has given me a lot.. it has given me the opportunity to represent my country in front of the world. It has taught me a lot of lessons in life,” he said.
Mushfiqur also didn’t forget to thank his fans on the special day and believes without the fans he would not be who he is now.
“Most importantly… it has given be fans like YOU ALL! On this day, I would like to thank you all for being there for me. An Athlete or a cricketer would not be who they are if not for passionate fans of sports like you. Love you all,” he added.
Mushfiqur is the first Bangladeshi to score double hundred in Test cricket and under his captaincy, Bangladesh also registered their first Test win against Sri Lanka, England and Australia.