Mushfiqur Rahim – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladeshi Cricketer (Batsman, Wicket-keeper)

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 2 inches (1.60 m)
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Nickname Mushy, Mushfiq, Mona
Gender Male
Age 35 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth 9 May 1988
Full Name Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim
Profession Cricketer (Batsman, Wicket-keeper)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Birthplace Bogra, Bangladesh
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Mushfiqur Rahim is a renowned Bangladeshi cricketer, who was born in Bogra, Bangladesh on 9th June, 1987. He is a right-handed middle order batsman as well as a wicketkeeper.

Mushfiqur initiated his career by way of playing for U19 Bangladesh in both tests and youth ODIs. Mushfiqur Rahim was also the captain of Bangladeshi team U19 all through U19 World Cup 2006, which involved players like Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Rahim’s leadership led Bangladeshi team to quarterfinals of that particular tournament.

On 26th May, 2005, Mushfiqur Rahim made his first international debut in late youths, at Lord’s, once he was the part of Bangladesh squad that toured England for the very first time. He was elected as an expert batsman with the existence of Khaled Mashud as former wicketkeeper. He scored 19 runs in his first inning though could not appear in rest of the series on account of an ankle injury.

On 6th August, 2006, Mushfiqur Rahim played his first ODI match against Zimbabwe, at Harare wherein he scored his first half century. His remarkable performances made him a consistent part of the Bangladesh squad not only as a batter but as a wicket keeper also. Late that year, he also made his first international T20 debut alongside Zimbabwe on 28th November 2006.

In the year 2007, Bangladeshi captain Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur had a recorded 6th wicket partnership of 191 runs alongside Sri Lanka. Once scoring a number of fifties, he was elected as the vice-captain of Bangladeshi team. His consistent and versatile way of batting assisted him to become a permanent team member of Bangladesh squad and moreover, he also became the top most choice of wicket-keeper.

After ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, Bangladesh toured Pakistan for an ODI series wherein Mushfiqur lost his position to Dhiman Ghosh. He was performing alongside Asian squads though was not successful against England and South Africa.

In the year 2011, Mushfiqur Rahim emerged as the captain of Bangladesh team all through the tour to West Indies. He was declared as the Man of the Match in his initial match as a captain. Mushfiqur lost ODIs though won T20 series for his team. His central agreement kept on expanding from B to A and afterwards to A+. In the year 2014, Mushfiqur Rahim lost his captaincy and the control was handed over to Mashrafe Mortaza. In the year 2017, Mushfiqur emerged as the first wicketkeeper for Bangladeshi team to take around 100 dismissals.


Mushfiqur Rahim Education

Qualification: Masters of History

School: Bogra Zilla School

College: Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mushfiqur Rahim Career

Profession: Cricketer (Batsman, Wicket-keeper)

Known For: Right-Handed Batsman


Test- 18 May 2007 vs India in Chittagong
ODI- 6 August 2006 vs New Zealand in Harare
T20- 28 November 2006 vs Zimbabwe in Khulna

Family & Relatives

Father: Mahbub Habib

Mother: Rahima Khatun

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Jannatul Kifayet Mondi

Past Relationships:

Jannatul Kifayet Mondi

Facts You Never Knew About Mushfiqur Rahim

  • Is Mushfiqur Rahim addicted to smoking?: Not Known
  • Is Mushfiqur Rahim Alcoholic?: No
  • Even though he was included in Bangladesh team as an standby wicket-keeper, though his remarkable performances in warm-up matches strengthened his position in the team.
  • In 2010, Jamie Siddons, the former coach of Bangladesh team, stated that Mushfiqur Rahim is so adaptable that he can easily bat at any number amid 1 and 6.
  • Since September 2011, he has been elected as the captain of Bangladesh squad. He got this position after the former captain dissatisfied the selectors on the tour to Zimbabwe.


Who is Mushfiqur Rahim?

Mushfiqur Rahim is a Bangladeshi cricketer (batsman, wicket-keeper), born on 09 May, 1988 in Bogra, Bangladesh.

How old is Mushfiqur Rahim?

Mushfiqur Rahim is 35 years old as of February 2024.

How tall is Mushfiqur Rahim?

Mushfiqur Rahim is 5 feet 2 inches (1.60 m).

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