Razzak survives road accident
Veteran Bangladesh cricketer Abdur Razzak and his family suffered minor injuries in a road accident on the evening of June 27 near Gopalganj, while on their way to Dhaka from Khulna. A family member of the left-arm spinner informed The Daily Star's Khulna correspondent that Razzak and his affected family members were back home in Khulna and out of danger.
According to the family member, the accident took place on Tuesday evening and Razzak was driving. Travelling with Razzak were his wife, son and extended family members. Locals and police present at the scene took them to a nearby hospital, before they were transported back to Khulna Medical College Hospital. After preliminary treatment, they were released from the hospital and they went home the same day.
The 35-year-old Razzak is the third-highest ODI wicket-taker for Bangladesh and one of only three Bangladesh bowlers to take more than 200 wickets in the format, along with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan.
He last played an international match for Bangladesh on August 27, 2014, in the lone T20I on the tour of West Indies.
He is the long-serving captain of Khulna Division in the National Cricket League and of South Zone in the Bangladesh Cricket League. He also captained Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in this year's Dhaka Premier League.
Razzak's former national teammates, all enjoying their Eid holidays, took to social media to express their concern about the popular cricketer and to ask for prayers for the speedy recovery of the veteran cricketer and his family members.