Bangladesh stalwart Mushfiqur Rahim has visited the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur after more than three months. But, the reason behind his visit was unknown.
After two months of nationwide general holiday due to coronavirus pandemic, an impatient Mushfiqur, who is out of action like the other cricketers, applied to the board to practice alone at the stadium. However, the board denied his request considering the risk factors.
The right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman posted an image on his social media on Monday where he is seen standing at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium wearing a face mask.
“(I have been) missing this wonderful venue. Only almighty knows when we can restart practice,” Mushfiqur wrote in the caption.
Although there has been no cricket activity for a long time, the former Bangladesh captain remained busy trying to maintain his fitness, ready to resume cricket at any time.
He had also posted some videos recently on his social media handles showing he is running in front of his residence. In another video, Mushfiqur was seen practicing batting at the garage of his residence in Dhaka.
Due to coronavirus, all cricketing activities are on hold in Bangladesh since mid-March. BCB, however, is planning to resume cricketing activities from late July or early August.
In the meantime, Bangladesh’s 14 international matches were postponed due to the pandemic, including six Tests (three against Sri Lanka, two against Australia, one against Pakistan), four ODIs (three against Ireland, one against Pakistan) and four T20Is (all against Ireland).