DHAKA: Bangladesh cricket team captain Mushfiqur Rahim was taken to hospital on Monday after being hit on the head by a bouncer from New Zealand’s Tim Southee but was reported to be doing “fine”.
Mushfiqur Rahim, who was wearing a helmet, slowly went to the ground then rolled over onto his back and was immediately attended to by medical staff from both teams before paramedics with an on-site ambulance rushed onto the field.
The 29-year-old Mushfiqur Rahim, who was deemed fit enough to bat on the final day of the first Test after X-rays cleared him of broken fingers, was moving his arms and legs as he responded to treatment following the incident in the first session.
Team-mate Tamim Iqbal told reporters that Mushfiqur was fine and that he had been taken for checks as a precaution. Television reported the wicketkeeper was talking and had told them to tell his family in Bangladesh he was okay.