Bangladesh cricket took a blow in the early hours of the day when it was confirmed that former national team batsman Nafees Iqbal tested positive for coronavirus. And then coronavirus dealt another blow as former skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza tested positive for Covid-19. But he was not the last as national team left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Apu is the latest in line to fall victim to Covid-19.
Nazmul confirmed it to The Business Standard (TBS) that he alongside his parents has tested positive for Covid-19.
The left-arm spinner was battling the coronavirus from the front-line as he was helping the bereaved to tackle the situation. It was this goodwill of his which resulted in him getting affected.
Nazmul told TBS, "I was feeling sick from last week. I was suffering from fever and body ache. So, I took the test on Wednesday and the result came positive today. I am isolated in a room now. I went forward trying to help the bereaved and I have no regrets about being affected."
The only thing that saddens Nazmul is that his parents have also been affected. He said, "I am feeling pretty well now, I just have a little cough. The sad thing for me is my parents have been affected for me. I was providing the relief from the relief centre before the Eid but provided it from home afterwards. So, the infection happened at home."
Nazmul is tensed about his 65-year old father Altab Mahmud as he already has heart problems. Nazmul said, "My father is not very well. He has heart problems. And he is currently suffering from fever and heavy coughing. By Almighty's blessings, my mother is feeling well. I ask everyone to pray for our quick recovery. So that I can help people again."