Former Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak and his family have been injured in a road accident in Kashiani area of Gopalganj district.
Their private car plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Khulna highway as a tyre of car exploded while they were returning to Dhaka from Bagerhat after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday evening.
Razzak’s wife Ishrat Jahan Oni, two-year old son Adian, his sister and two nieces were also in the car.
Kashiani police station Office-in-Charge AKM Alinur Hossain confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune Wednesday morning.
He said: “They received minor injuries in the accident and have returned home after taking primary treatment.”
In a Facebook post, Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim urged everyone to pray for Razzak and his family.
Razzak made his international debut on 2004 and played 12 Tests, 154 ODIs and 34 T20Is. He last played for Bangladesh in 2014.
Razzak was in blistering form during this year’s Dhaka Premier League. He played seven matches for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and took 21 wickets. He got injured in the later part of the tournament.
He was the first Bangladeshi bowler to take 200 wickets in ODIs and was also known for achieving quickest half-century in cricket history of Bangladesh during a match with Zimbabwe on May 5, 2013.