Ashraful's act saddens Mushtaq Mohammad
Mushtaq Mohammad was not disappointed when his record of being the youngest Test player to score a Test hundred was broken by Mohammad Ashraful in 2001 (against Sri Lanka at Colombo). But the 70-year-old former Pakistan captain was saddened by the news of Ashraful's suspension
Speaking from England, Mushtaq said yesterday: “I am very sorry to hear this news. I fail to understand why players have become so greedy. They are earning handsome money from the game and are still tempted to fix matches. He has brought a bad name to the game of cricket.
“I always considered him to be a good boy and was happy about the record. It was not in my hands to retain the record forever. I had it for 40 years and it was meant to be broken one day.”
Mushtaq has heard about Anil Kumble’s suggestion of scrapping the records of tainted players. “It would not make much of a difference (to me) if Ashraful’s records are deleted, but the player has brought shame to his name and it is most regretful,” he signed off.