Bangladesh stalwart Mahmudullah Riyad started batting in the net on Saturday at the National Cricket Academy Ground amid an injury scare.
Earlier on Tuesday, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashis Chowdhury had said that the all-rounder might need to rest for at least two weeks due to an injury he sustained before the New Zealand series.
The injury worsened during the second Test in Wellington when he dived twice to save boundaries.
However, the experienced all-rounder felt good enough to start batting which has come as a relief for the Bangladesh team management who were uncertain about his availability for the upcoming assignments.
Mahmudullah said he felt no pain during the 40-minute net session but he refused to comment on his injury.
A physician, working closely with Mahmudullah, told UNB: “He batted after a pause of 21 days. He felt no pain today. I think everything is okay for now. I hope he’ll participate in the upcoming events without any problem.”
Mahmudulla is supposed to take part in the Super League stage of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League which is yet to be scheduled. If everything goes well, Mahmudullah will play for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the league.
Mahmudullah is considered one of the biggest weapons of the Tigers’ ODI set-up. In the last World Cup, he struck two back-to-back tons that helped them secure them a Quarter Final berth for the first time.
In the last edition of the ICC Champions Trophy in England, he struck another ton.unb