Bangladesh star batsman Mahmudullah Riyad on Saturday started batting in net, showing no sign of pain on his injured shoulder, much to the relief of the cricket fans and the team management.
Mahmudullah has been the vital cog in Bangladesh’s World Cup plan for which his shoulder injury came a huge blow for the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) who is expected to announce the team for the showcase event in the third week of this month.
The batsman had initially injured himself a few months ago but aggravated it during the first Test against New Zealand on the recent tour when he dived on the field twice.
An MRI test was conducted in New Zealand and the BCB physicians were waiting for the report before determining the healing process of the injury and the report suggested he had a grade-3 tear.
However, the experienced all-rounder felt good enough to start batting and hit it well.
He refused to make any official comment on his injury apart for stating that he felt no pain during the 40-minute net session.