Where it all began
Born in 1987 in Bogra Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim was the only child and came from a loving family. He graduated from the same school as Shakib Al Hasan, was very smart, and liked studying and educating himself. Mushy became the most educated sportsman in the country.
Very passionate about cricket and he went on to play the beautiful sport. He was selected randomly for a maiden tour of England in 2005.
At a ripe age of 16 he was nervous, but he was about to jump in the deep end and was included in test matches, ODI’s, and even a tour of Australia.
Soon after, he was to become U19 captain and played with his friends Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, and of course Shakib. This group of friends would later become the powerhouse of the Bangladesh team.
Shakib al Hasan in an interview said he knows Mushy more than his own family. As Mushfiqur played more his passion and responsibility grew.
Losing, missing a stump all played with his mind and confidence.
Mushfiqur Rahim’s Family
Mushfiqur Rahim is from a devout Muslim family, he went to the Muslim pilgrimage (Umrah) and came back with a stronger mind. Ready for anything.
He found love and got married to his good friend Mahmudullah Riyad’s sister in law. Jannatul Kifayet. She is 23 years old and shares the same hometown of Bogra City. They also both completed BBA from prime university Dhaka, Bangladesh. His marriage really strengthened the bond between the team members.
Mushfiqur felt more relaxed and had no reason to be stressed. As he now had a wife and son to go home to. This gave him more drive on the field.
Mushy’s achievements for his country
His stance is flexible bouncing on his knees- this maintains his cheeky slog sweeps. He would put a knee down to get more elevation on his hit. Mushy even dared to do the ramp and scoop shot. There is no doubt his fierce cheeky attitude helped his country on many occasions.
In 2013 he made 200 alongside Mohammed Ashraful- against Sri Lanka.
When he wasn’t behind the wicket, he was in front of it. Mushfiqur is also an accomplished wicket-keeper and is most known for it. You will remember his
chuckling and encouraging his bowlers. The infamous Khaled Masud handed his gloves to him after a great career for Bangladesh. Dav Whatmore said Khaled was the best wicketkeeper in Asia.
Mush had big gloves to fill and he did. An astounding 223 dismissals 179 caught and 44 stumping in one-day internationals just two under Brendan McCullum
He has earned a very respectable position among the greatest wicketkeepers in Cricket. His hard work put him in the top 10 in the world for ODI matches and ranked number 4 in T20 matches.
Unfortunately because of the Coronavirus pandemic he is not able to play the sport, he loves so dearly. But he is determined to practice more batting and enjoys exercising and running. Mushfiqur is also fasting for Ramadan but he does not let this affect his training in his home gym. He is determined to stay fit and healthy
The Bangladeshi superstar with the bat and the glove enjoys his downtime with his family. He is very close to his parents and wife and son. Worth 87 crore BDT (8 million GBP) he has two residences in his birthplace Bogra and in the capital city Dhaka.