Dhaka: Former Bangladesh left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain Rubel has passed away at his 40. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has officially announced his death. The BCB announced the death of 40-year-old Mosharraf Hossain on Twitter official.
Besides his wife, Hussain is survived by one child. “BCB condoles the passing away of former Bangladesh national team player Mosharraf Hossain Rubel,” the BCB tweeted.
‘Mosharraf Hossain was battling brain cancer’
He wrote, ‘This left-arm spinner has taken more than 550 wickets in all formats during his career of two decades. BCB extends its sympathies and condolences. According to reports, Mosharraf Hossain was battling brain cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in March 2019.
After treatment, he recovered from the disease but in November 2020, the tumor re-emerged. According to the website, Mosharraf Hossain was in the hospital for more than two weeks but had recently returned home after chemotherapy.
‘Played for Bangladesh between 2008-2016’
Born in Dhaka in 1981, Hussain played five ODIs for Bangladesh between 2008 and 2016 and took four wickets during this period. Mosharraf Hossain is one of seven cricketers to achieve the feat of 3000 runs and 300 wickets in first-class cricket in Bangladesh. Mosharraf Hossain was adjudged the player of the match in the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League final.