Saifuddin desperate to take any risk to save his career
Published : 16 Oct 2019, 20:41
While the recurring back problem puts his career at stake, pace bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin is desperate to do anything to get rid of this injury.
He has been suffering from the injury ahead of the World Cup and had to take injection to reduce the pain and play the matches. But the injury refused to give him any respite as he kept being injured after every one or two matches.
When it puts a question mark on his career now, he said he is ready to do anything and seeks the inspiration from his ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who kept playing despite eight operations on his two knees and several injuries.
Though Saifuddin is not ready to go under knife right at this moment, he said whatever tougher the rehab is he would fight to protect his career.
“To save my career, I am ready to do anything,” Saifuddin said here on Wednesday. “If you look at Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, he has been playing cricket despite several injuries and operations. I have just started my career and if I go under knife right at this moment, it won’t be good for me. But, I am ready to do any tougher rehab. Cricket is my bread and butter and I would leave no stone unturned to play cricket.”
There is no permanent solution of Saifuddin’s injury but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been serious with this from the beginning. A scan report of his injury has already been sent to a specialist in England.
Besides, he had done another scan on Tuesday, which will be also sent to England within a couple of days.
As he has been in rehabilitation process, he can’t do join with other players to practice with cricket ball or bat at the moment. Basically for the precautionary measurement he is advised not to practice.
Saifuddin said with the consultation of national team physio Julian Calefato he is in rest right now but couldn’t enjoy it totally.
“I am like a person, being kept in the jail at the moment. I am seeing the game but couldn’t play. For a cricketer it is really irritating matter… yes if it is for one or two weeks, then it is okay but now it has been one months, I am away from the cricket.”
“However, it’s a part of life. I am trying to cope with it. Hopefully will try to recover as early as possible and get back to cricket,” Saifuddin added.
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