One of Bangladesh cricket’s polarising figures in the past few years, Mashrafe Mortaza hasn’t played for the national team since the 2019 ICC World Cup. Under the veteran, the Tigers received admirations from the cricketing fraternity for their spirited performances but narrowly missed out on a semi-final berth. They eventually finished on the eighth position with three wins and five losses.
Ahead of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which commences on 6th December, the 36-year old was back for training; however, got injured on 17th November. Mashrafe got pain on his hip while batting at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The upside is that the Bangladesh ODI captain survived a major injury scare.
Mashrafe Mortaza suffers injury
The (BCB) Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashis Chowdhury addressed the media with regards to the injury by saying with near confidence that a few days rest would heal him. He hasn’t taken a look; however, one of their physios confirmed that the injury is not very serious and that a few days rest will make Mortaza fine.
“Mashrafe’s injury is not serious. He will recover from a few days rest. Our physio has seen him. I still can’t see the condition. I was supposed to arrive today (Wednesday). But physio says the injury is not very serious. Resting for a few days will make him fine.” said the chief physician as quoted by bdcrictime.com
The veteran himself spoke about the injury he suffered by stating that he got a little hurt and resting for a handful of days will make him fine. Mashrafe Mortaza has been one of the cult figures in Bangladesh cricket and has been one of their ardent servants over the years.
“I got a little hurt. Not so much. After a few days of rest, I will be fine.” Mortaza spoke about his injury.
The veteran is slated to arrive in India to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata to accompany his nation’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on account of the historic day and night Test. Mortaza will turn for Dhaka Platoons in the seventh season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). After suffering a massive loss in the first Test in Indore, the tourists will be hoping to make amends in the second Test that starts on 22nd November.