‘I feel like an inmate’ | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 17, 2019

‘I feel like an inmate’

Bangladesh pace-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin, currently recovering from a back injury, is finding it tough to sit idly by and watch the country’s other cricketers play the National Cricket League.

The 22-year-old, who has been carrying the injury for quite some time now, had taken part in the T20I tri-series at home last month but is not able to endure the rigours of four-day cricket.

Even the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) doctors are struggling to identify the proper recovery programme and the board is still assessing whether to send Saifuddin abroad, with the Feni cricketer undergoing yet another scan on Tuesday.

Saifuddin went to the BCB yesterday to consult with doctors, and the cricketer said that being off the field felt like being locked in jail.

“I feel like getting on the field tomorrow [Thursday]. It’s like being an inmate stuck in jail; I can see but can’t play. It is frustrating; it would be okay if it was for one or two weeks but it’s becoming over a month now.

“But it is also a part of life as you will get injured while playing. I have had to stay off the field for a long time and I am getting used to it. I will try to make a comeback soon after recovering properly, which is my main goal,” Saifuddin told reporters yesterday.

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