DHAKA: Bangladesh’s ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has become a member of parliament in the recent elections, becoming the first ever cricketer in history to be a parliamentarian and cricketer simultaneously.
As per news wire agency ANI, Bangladesh ODI Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has contested from Narail 2 constituency on an Awami League ticket.
As per the latest information, Mashrafe has, in fact, won the seat and that too by a huge margin. He got 274,418 votes as against his nearest opponent who received just 8,006 votes, reported the Economic Times.
With this, he became the first active cricketer to become a Member of Parliament and the second national cricket team captain, after Naimur Rahman Durjoy, to enter the Parliament.
Polling in Bangladesh was held yesterday with incumbent Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a fourth term with a landslide victory in polls amid controversies and allegations of rigging.