Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been tested coronavirus positive, his family sources said.
Mashrafe, a ruling party MP from Narail-2 constituency complained of fever on Thursday (18 June 2020) night. His sample for COVID-19 was collected and the result showed positive today (20 June), Narail’s Civil Surgeon Dr. Abdul Momen said.
One of the most popular cricketers of the country, who is also considered as the best fast bowler that Bangladesh has ever seen, currently is in isolation at his residence. He is physically well at this moment, the doctor said.
Mashrafe is the first high profile cricketer to be tested positive for the lethal virus that infected more than one lac people in Bangladesh and killed 1425 already.
Earlier former Bangladesh opener and the elder brother of Tamim Iqbal, Nafis Iqbal tested positive for coronavirus. A few other cricket related people had already also tested positive for this virus.
Earlier on 15 June, Mashrafe’s mother-in-law Hosne Ara Siraj was tested COVID-19 positive.
Mashrafe stood beside the people of his constituency and the cricket related people after the outbreak of the deadly virus in the country.
To raise money, he however put his bracelet, that hugged his wrist since he joined the national team in 2001, up for auction. The bracelet was bought for Taka 42 lakh, which went to his Narail Express Foundation. Mashrafe was aiding the people with those amounts.