ICC T20 World Cup: Mushfiqur Rahim Suffers Bizarre Injury At The Gym; Receives four stitches


In a recent development, Bangladesh has suffered a major setback after wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim suffered a freak injury while training at the gym. The Bogra-born cricketer injured his left leg below the knee before being rushed to a hospital in Dhaka.

The 35-year-old was given four stitches and given a two-week rest to recover from the injury, Bangladesh news outlet BDcrictime reported. Mushfiqur Rahim took on the optional gym session to get fit for the upcoming edition of the National League, which kicks off on October 10.

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Mushfiqur Rahim (Twitter)

Mushfiqur Rahman retired after disappointing display in 2022 Asia Cup

Mushfiqur is ready to practice his trade for the Rajshahi division in the national tournament. Recently, the veteran announced his retirement from T20Is after serving his country for more than a decade. His decision came after he failed to live up to expectations during the 2022 Asian Cup.

Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim (Image Credit: Twitter)

After deciding to hang his boots in the shortest format, Mushfiqur’s youth coach revealed that the right-hander was trying way too hard in the nets to adapt to the needs of T20 cricket. His coach said Mushfiqur tried to step out of his character to change his T20 career.

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Mushfiqur Rahim was one of the prolific cricketers for the Bangla Tigers

As far as Mushfiqur’s stats go, he remains one of the most prolific run scorers for the Tigers across all three formats. In 82 tests, 236 ODIs and 102 T20Is, Mushfiqur has amassed 5235, 6774 and 1500 runs respectively, spanning 17 centuries and 73 half-centuries.

Mushfiqur Rahim (Image Credit: Twitter)
Mushfiqur Rahim (Image Credit: Twitter)

Recently, Tamim Iqbal also parted ways with T20Is after last playing for Bangladesh in the shorter format in 2020. Mahmudullah Riyad, 36, also failed to find a place in the national squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

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