Played second ODI series for Bangladesh after 8 years, now died of cancer


Dhaka, Former Bangladesh left-arm spinner Musharraf Hossain is no more in this world. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) denied his death. The BCB announced the death of 40-year-old Hussain on Twitter. Apart from his wife, there is one child in Hussain’s family. BCB tweeted that BCB condoles the passing away of former Bangladesh national team player Musharraf Hossain Rubel. The left-arm spinner had taken more than 550 wickets across all formats during his career spanning two decades.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Hussain was battling brain cancer. He was diagnosed with this disease in March 2019. After treatment, he recovered from this disease. But in November 2020, the tumor re-emerged. According to the website, Hussain was in the hospital for more than two weeks. But had recently returned home after chemotherapy.

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Born in Dhaka in 1981, Hossain played five ODIs for Bangladesh between 2008 and 2016 and took four wickets during this period. Hossain is one of the seven cricketers to achieve the feat of 3000 runs and 300 wickets in first-class cricket in Bangladesh. Hossain was adjudged the player of the match in the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League final. Apart from him, Alok Kapali (2015) and Tamim Iqbal (2019) also received this honor.

He was also the player to play cricket for Bangladesh after the longest gap in international cricket. He played his debut ODI series in 2008. But Hussain had to wait for 8 years to play the next series. In 2016 he was selected for the ODI series against Afghanistan. He played the last ODI against England on 7 October 2016.

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