Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been away from almost all cricketing activities since the World Cup last summer, but with the country’s biggest T20 league -- the Bangladesh Premier League -- set to commence in just a matter of days, the 36-year-old has started to practise in preparation.
However, his efforts to get back to cricket were halted after he suffered a groin injury while practising his batting at the Academy ground in Mirpur on Sunday.
While batting in the nets against a bowling machine, Mashrafe was struck and fell to the ground in agony. He did not continue practice that day and was later attended to by physiotherapist Julian Calefato.
However, Mashrafe is yet to see any doctor regarding the issue. He added that it was not only his groin, but that he was also feeling pain in his waist since Monday morning.
Fortunately, BCB chief physician Dr. Debashish Chowdhury said that the injury was not very alarming and that Mashrafe would recover after a few days of rest.