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Former Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar tested positive for COVID-19

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Habibul Bashar. (Photo Source: Farzana K. via Getna Images.

Former Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The Giants were busy during the recent BCB President’s Cup, which was won by Mahmudullah XI. On Tuesday, November 10, people born in Kushtia sent samples for clarity, after a 48-year-old man showed signs of coronovirus.

The test results came out as ‘positive’ on Wednesday, November 11, with Bashar first stating that he had a fever for about two to three days after which symptoms showed up. He had some cold-related issues, which have largely subsided.

Habibul Bashar remains in isolation

At this time, according to BDCerzyme reports, Bashar is living in isolation. Recently, Bangladesh test captain Mominul Haque and all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyadh were also tested positive for COVID-19. Mahmudullah was set to establish his trade for the Multan Sultans at the playoffs for the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (IPL).

But before boarding the flight, he was tested for the virus and had to isolate himself. His national teammate Tamim Iqbal will play for Lahore Qalandars in PSL. Tamim replaces Chris Lynn, who scored a century in the league stage.

Before Mominul, Bashar and Riyadh, many Bangladesh cricketers succumbed to the virus. Former captain Mashrafe Mortaza, Najmul Islam Apu and Nafis Iqbal were also tested positive. But they managed to overcome it, much to their relief.

Bashar – a great personality

As for Bashar, he is one of the greatest figures in Bangladesh cricket. He made his debut against Sri Lanka in 1995 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In 2000, he played the Tigers’ first Test against India in Dhaka.

In 50 Tests and 111 ODIs, the right-handed batsmen scored 3,026 and 2,168 runs respectively with three centuries and 38 half-centuries. It goes without saying that he was a middle-order veteran of Bangladesh in all formats.

Under his leadership, Bangladesh also won the second round at the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. In the tournament, his men defeated India and South Africa. His last international match was against South Africa In February 2008 in Dhaka.