Bangladesh's premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan reunited with his wife and daughter in the USA after spending two weeks in quarantine at a hotel in Wisconsin.
Two weeks ago, he said that he was in self-quarantine after having travelled from Dhaka amid the cornavirus pandemic.
Shakib, who is serving a one-year ban for failing to report bookie approaches, is now back home as his pregnant wife is expected to give birth to their second child next month.
"It was a tough period," Shakib said. "It had no relation to normal life. It was like adopting to a different condition, as we say in cricket. Since I had come on a flight from Bangladesh, I didn't want my family to be at risk. After I had returned home, I went out just once to buy some stuff. I was wearing gloves and a mask. We are constantly washing hands and using sanitizers. Whenever someone comes home, we keep their clothes separate or wash it," he explained.
Shakib, who will be eligible to return to competitive cricket in October later this year, expected Bangladesh's cricketers to work on their fitness during this downtime.
"I am sure everyone is doing work at home," he said. Cricketers know what they have do in this situation, especially about their fitness. I know it can be hard to focus but they have to do something. They can do what everyone else does at home, for half-an-hour to one hour. There's not much one can do," he concluded.