“They become Maradona-Messi when they get ball”

Players playing football

In the ongoing South Africa tour, Bangladesh’s injury problem has been far too many. Their top players Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman are already ruled out of the T20I series and has been sent back home. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ  ক্রিকেটারদের ঘন ঘন ইনজুরিতে পড়ার কারণ] 

Tamim got injured again during the 2nd ODI but Mustafizur injured his leg while playing football in the nets right before the start of the ODI series. BCB Doctor Debashis Chowdhury thinks the players need to be more careful. 

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He said: “Its disappointing to get injured while practicing. He practiced all year but when he is about to play for national team he gets injured.”

Football is played only for warm up, reminds Debashis: “The players have to keep in mind that we play football only for warm up, not for winning. They have to keep in mind we won’t play to score goals or for any competition.”

Debashish also thinks players like Taskin-Mustafiz becomes Maradona-Messi when they get the ball: “Like this, no one is having a warm up. We give instruction, but they become Maradona-Messi when they get the ball.”