Bangladesh’s one of the most experienced cricketers, Mushfiqur Rahim, has come forward and expressed his stand against racism. Over the last few weeks, the topic of discrimination on the grounds of racial colours has hogged plenty of limelight. It specifically began with the demise of George Floyd in the United States that sparked great controversy.
George Floyd was 46 years old and took his last breath in Minneapolis on the 25th of May. A police officer was seen in the video, entangling his knees, with his knees placed on the victim’s neck while being handcuffed. The picture spread like wildfire in no time.
Several cricketers, including Darren Sammy, Chris Gayle, Tino Best, Kumar Sangakkara, Laxmipathy Balaji, and Michael Carberry, have narrated how they were subject to the same and strongly opposed it.
As far as Mushfiqur Rahim’s case goes, he took to his official Instagram handle wherein he was holding a placard that said: “I hate racism, say no to racism”.
Below is Mushfiqur Rahim’s post:
The Bogra-born has been spending plenty of time like other cricketers working on keeping him fit. Over the last few days, Mushfiqur Rahim posted videos of himself in which he was running on a treadmill and the roads. Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal hailed him for his dedication and the fitness level. Nevertheless, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) denied their national cricketers permission to train outdoors.