Mushfiqur has said that he rushed into a wrong decision when he stepped down as skipper.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has admitted that his resignation as leader of the national team was the wrong decision to make.
Mushfiqur is effectively out of the job after stepping down on Wednesday in dramatic and apparently surprising fashion to the Bangladeshi hierarchy and his teammates.
Following defeat to Zimbabwe in the third one-day international of the current series between the two countries, the skipper announced that he would be vacating his position after the tour finished.
However, after Bangladesh’s win against the same side on Sunday, Mushfiqur made a u-turn and said that his decision was too hasty and based around emotion.
“After resigning I have realised that I should have discussed the matter with the BCB, who have made me the captain,” the 24-year-old was quoted on ESPNcricinfo.
“I have taken the decision emotionally. It was a wrong decision on my part. No player should back out in such a time.”
It has been a fairly disappointing tour of Zimbabwe for Mushfiqur and his side, as after an impressive previous series with Sri Lanka the Bangladeshis would have been hoping to come to Africa and prove they were not minnows anymore.
Yet four defeats in seven matches across the three formats – which included a record 335-run loss in the first Test – was not what the team would have wanted or expected.
Mushfiqur has rescinded his decision to quit as captain but will now have to wait for talks with the Bangladesh Cricket Board to see if they will take him back.