Mushfiqur Rahim scored an unbeaten 203 to help Bangladesh pile up a huge total of 560-6 before declaring. On his way to the double hundred, he did not just become the first Bangladeshi to score three double hundreds. But also, he surpassed Tamim Iqbal as the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in Tests.
In the post-match press conference, Mushfiq said that he did not know of his recently achieved milestone but joked that Tamim surely knew it. He also said that Tamim was most favourite Bangladeshi batsman and in the end, he wants to score at least one run more than the left-handed stalwart.
"I don't know about it (surpassing Tamim as the highest run-scorer) yet. Tamim knows, he knows everything (laughs). My favourite batsman in Bangladesh is Tamim. I always have a healthy competition with him. He inspires me and I inspire him. Having such a healthy competition within the team is always good for any team. I want with all my heart that he becomes the highest run-scorer, but still, I want to score at least a run more than him," Mushfiq said.
Mushfiq also said that even if many considered him as the best Test batsman of Bangladesh, he did not feel the same.
"This is tough to answer (about being the best ever). Thank you for your comments but I never think of myself as the best ever. Many have said that my technique or temperament is the best, it might be but I don't feel that way. When I see the replays of my own batting, I don't feel that good about it. I find myself wishing to play a drive like Tamim or cut like Shakib. All in all, Allah has given me one thing that I am better in my head than others which I try to utilize. I know my limitations and I know when to do what," Mushfiq added.
Mushfiq's double ton took him up to 4413 runs whereas Tamim now sits at second with 4405 runs.