Mosharraf Hossain Rubel tested positive for COVID-19

Mosharraf Hossain Rubel tested positive for COVID-19

Life hasn't been kind to the 38-year-old as in 2019, he was also diagnosed with brain tumour.

Mosharraf Hossain
Mosharraf Hossain. (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, the former Bangladesh cricketer, has been tested positive for COVID-19. The 38-year-old’s father has also been infected with the virus and is currently admitted to the ICU of Combined Military Hospital (CMH). Mosharraf contracted the virus from his father itself.

The veteran is currently in isolation in Dhaka, his place of birth. Mosharraf’s wife and children were tested negative and they have been sent to his wife’s paternal house. About his health, the left-arm spinner said that he’s in good shape.

My health is currently well: Mosharraf Hossain Rubel

“My father is Covid-19 positive, he has been admitted to the ICU of CMH for the past few days. I got into contact with my father and got infected. Symptoms started to show, so I tested yesterday and got the report that I was positive. I am in isolation now,” Mosharraf was quoted as saying to The Business Standard.

“My health is currently well. The reports of my wife and children have come out to be negative. So, I sent them to my father-in-law’s house. I am in isolation in my home at Dhaka. I ask for everybody’s prayers to recover quickly,” he added.

Life hasn’t been all that kind to Rubel in the last few months. Back in 2019, he was diagnosed with brain tumour, named glioma, starting in the glial cells of the brain or the spine. He had revealed that he had fainted quite a few times and the problem was revealed through medical check-ups.

Thereafter, he underwent treatment in Singapore and got cured after four months of care. Having last played competitive cricket back in February 2019, Rubel is gearing to make his comeback for the upcoming domestic season.

In the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), he played only a solitary game for the Comilla Victorians at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. He last played international cricket back in October 2016 when England toured Bangladesh.

In five ODIs, Rubel picked up four wickets after making his debut way back in March 2008. In first-class, List A and T20s, the veteran has 392, 120 and 60 wickets respectively. He is also no mug with the bat, scoring over 5,000 runs in his career.