Mushfiqur completes rigorous fitness training while fasting
Perseverance, hard work and dedication – these three words are enough to know cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim in a few words. Mushfiqur’s regular image of going first and returning last in team practice is known to all. He is also known as the hardest working cricketer in the team.
If he doesn’t bat for hours in practice, the wicketkeeper-batsman will not be satisfied. Preparations for the main match do not seem complete. Mushfiqur is therefore the most concentrated player in all types of practice, optional or compulsory.
Now the sport is closed due to coronavirus, cricketers are all under home quarantine. There is no opportunity to go out and practice fitness training. So like other cricketers in the national team, Mushfiqur has made his home a small gym. The fight to maintain his fitness is going on seven days a week.
The holy month of Ramadan has started from today (Saturday). Many people complain that it is not possible to go on a normal routine by fasting during the month of Ramadan. Mushfiqur is an exception in this case too. Mushfiqur has been following the schedule of seven days fitness training made for himself from day one.
He is doing running, pushups, sit-ups, chest ups, weight lifting, biceps, triceps in the gym built in his house. He has published a video of his fitness training on Facebook. He urged everyone there not to use Roza as an excuse. In the caption of the video, Mushfiqur wrote,
“Fasting can’t be an excuse. Alhamdulillah Keep fasting and work hard. Stay safe, stay home and pray for each other.”
Meanwhile, because of coronavirus, not only the game, but the whole country is closed. As a result, the unemployed and poor people are in extreme danger. Mushfiqur Rahim has been trying to stand by them from the beginning. In the meantime, he has donated half of his monthly salary along with the players of the national team.
Besides, he has given some safety equipments to the health centers and hospitals in his hometown Bogra. Apart from this, he has taken another great initiative to stand by the people affected by the coronavirus. The country’s first double century bat has been decided to be auctioned. Mushfiqur will give details about this very soon.