Prior to the opening ceremony of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) yesterday, everyone was jarred by the news of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's ankle injury sustained at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
However, it was later revealed that the injury was not serious and that the Tigers skipper is still going to lead his franchise, the Comilla Victorians, in his side's opening fixture against Chittagong Vikings tomorrow.
The news scared a lot of the cricket faithful, because Mashrafe has been playing consistently for a long time after being plagued by injuries throughout his career. And every time he gets hurt, like when he had an accident in late-June or when he recently suffered from dengue, people worry as they wait with bated breath. So when the news that Mashrafe twisted his right ankle during practice at the National Cricket Academy ground yesterday, emotions ran deep.
"There is nothing to be worried about. Hopefully he [Mashrafe Bin Moratza] will be back in training tomorrow and will play the first game," said national team physio Bayjedul Islam Khan. Mashrafe also assured that the injury was not serious.
Another Comilla Victorians pacer, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, also suffered a thumb injury during practice on Thursday and he will not be available for selection for at least the next seven days as the young pacer has been given a week's rest.