Shakib Al Hasan back with his family after self-isolation

Shakib Al Hasan (Supplied/TeamTalk)
Shakib Al Hasan (Supplied/TeamTalk)

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has revealed that he was in self-quarantine for two weeks after he travelled to the USA to be with his family.

Shakib said he isolated himself in a hotel in Wisconsin as a precaution but is now back with his wife who is expecting the couple's second child.

The 33-year-old is currently serving a one-year ban from all cricket for failing to report bookie approaches.

Shakib told the Dhaka-based publication Prothom Alo: "It was a tough period. It had no relation to normal life.

"It was like adopting to different conditions, 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."

Shakib, who will be eligible to return to competitive cricket in October, expected his country's cricketers to work on their fitness during the downtime from the game.

He said: "I am sure everyone is doing work at home. Cricketers know what they have to 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."

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