Afghanistan mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been hospitalised after testing COVID positive. The spinner was in quarantine on the Gold Coast south of Brisbane after arriving in Australia last week. Rahman is in Australia currently to play in the Big Bash League for Brisbane Heat. He was retained by the franchise earlier in the draft. BBL 10 starts from December 10 and Mujeeb is key to Brisbane’s chances.
Mujeeb was reported for showing symptoms of illness and has since been placed in the care of Queensland Health to complete his recovery. The spinner is hospitalised ahead of Brisbane’s BBL opener against Melbourne Stars. Under treatment, Mujeeb is expected to miss the first two matches for his BBL side.
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman Hospitalised After Testing Covid Positive
Queensland cricket CEO Terry Svenson ensured that they would work with the relevant authorities to maintain Rahman’s well-being and the other players.
“We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure the integrity of the competition and well-being of the player are suitably addressed. He is a young man far from home and we will ensure he is looked after” Svenson said as quoted by Sportingnews.com.
Mujeeb has been a sensation, especially in T20 cricket. The 19-year old has been one of the most wanted bowlers in franchise T20 cricket. He was a part of the Kings XI Punjab outfit in IPL 2020. However, he did not get to play too many matches, playing only two matches and going wicketless.
Mujeeb has had a relatively small T20 career. However, he has been a revelation in the format in a limited time. He has picked up 15 wickets in 18 games in his BBL career so far. On the other hand, in international T20 fixtures, he has 25 scalps in 19 matches.
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