Hassan feels that some of the comments made by the skipper ran contrary to information in the hands of the BCB.
Mushfiqur conceded that he was unable to motivate his bowlers and
would have preferred to lose the tosses in both Potchefstroom and
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The captain also contended that team management asked him to field in
the deep for fear that he would drop catches closer to the bat, with
Liton Das keeping wicket.
"It is a matter of the country's image when he (Mushfiqur) makes these statements on tour," Hassan told the media.
"The board is concerned with his statement because it is not
consistent with the information we have. So it is important to find out
from him what's happening. We have to investigate the issue, but only
after the series. We will sort out what's bothering him. If there's no
way out and if we see that leaving the captaincy will be good for
Mushfiqur, then we will decide accordingly."
It was clear to all that Mushfiqur was a troubled man when as early
as day one of the second Test, he declared: "I think it was my mistake to
win the toss.
"I have been trying to do everything honestly for the last 12 years.
But in these last two games it seems it would have been better had I
lost the toss. I think it is my personal failure. I am not able to
motivate my players or guide my bowlers."
Bangladesh were outclassed in every division by the Proteas and would succumb to an innings defeat on day three.
Hassan is unsure what is troubling Mushfiqur but asserted his desire to resolve the issue.
"I don't think it is the captaincy but
something else is bothering him. It could be the management, coach or
even us. If we can figure it out, we will solve the problem," said the BCB president.
"But let me ask you something: is it the management's decision to field first in the second Test? Let us find out.
"There's nothing to hide in this case of who took the decision.
Management gives a plan. If they don't give a plan, what's the use of
having coaching staff?"
There appears to be a suggestion that Mushfiqur's reserved character may make him unsuited to the burden of captaincy.
"Mushfiq is a little different than others, not in a
negative sense. He doesn't express himself much. The quiet types are
hard to understand. And they end up saying unexpected things," added Hassan.
"For example, there isn't a captain in the world who'd say it was
wrong of me to win the toss. But he has said it. Is this a way to answer
a question? It shows that he's having some problem, but I knew it from
"He wants to perform all the time. If he doesn't do well, he becomes
disheartened in the field. His team-mates have to encourage him, and not
the other way around. He becomes demoralised, goes into his shell. But
he is one of our best batsmen. He has given a lot for the country."
The Proteas will also play three ODIs and two T20Is against Bangladesh.