Mushfiqur Rahim Profile | Career Info, Records Biography

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Mushfiqur Rahim a Bangladeshi cricket player. An absolute livewire behind the stumps, Mushfiqur Rahim, fits the clichéd description of wicket-keepers aptly. He is short, very quick behind the stumps. Read about Mushfiqur Rahim’s Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on Teletalknews.com. Find Mushfiqur’s Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs and dismissal record from Wikipedia.

Mushfiqur Rahim Profile | Career Info, Records Biography

In November 2018, during the second Test against Zimbabwe, he became the first wicket-keeper to score two double centuries in Tests. He finished his innings on 219 not out, the highest individual score by a Bangladesh batsman in Test cricket. He faced 421 balls and spent 589 minutes at the crease during the innings, a record for a Bangladesh batsman in a Test inning. Later the same month, against the West Indies, he became the second batsman for Bangladesh to score 4,000 runs in Tests. He holds the record for the highest score by a test Bangladesh batsman.

Personal life

Mushfiqur Rahim was born on 9 June 1987 in Bogra, Bangladesh. His parents are Mahbub Habib and Rahima Khatun. He finished his secondary schooling at Bogra Zilla School. In between playing cricket, he studied history at Jahangirnagar University. He sat his master’s degree examinations in 2012.Now he is a Ph.D. researcher at the same University. Rahim is the biggest fan of Spanish football team FC Barcelona.

Early career

Before playing for the national team, Rahim played for Bangladesh Under-19s. He represented them in three Youth Tests and 18 Youth One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2004 and 2006, averaging 31.75 and 36.00 with the bat in the respective formats. Rahim trained at the Bangladesh Institute of Sports. More on Wikipedia.

International career

Rahim was selected for Bangladesh’s tour of England in 2005. It was Bangladesh’s first tour of England, where they faced unfamiliar conditions and the batsmen struggled against seam bowling and uneven bounce throughout the series. Mushfiqur adapted his batting style in the warm-up matches, “consistently playing late and straight” according to Wisden, and managed to score 63 against Sussex and scored 115 not out against Northamptonshire in the warm-up matches.

Although initially named in the squad as a part-time wicket-keeper, his performances in the warm-up matches led to his selection for the first Test at Lord’s as a specialist batsman as well. The 17-year-old Rahim scored 19 in the first innings and was one of just three batsmen to reach double figures as Bangladesh were dismissed for 108. After twisting his ankle, he did not play any further in the tour.

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