As odd as a rugby ball
“That (injury) was indeed a real low point in my life,” says Walters. “I suffered a groin injury back in 2015 which, unfortunately, I carried into parts of 2016 largely due to it being misdiagnosed as just a strain.
“I received a lot of strange responses from the doctors as they were not sure what was wrong with my muscles. At first they thought I had just strained my groin and I did a few rehab stints all the while occasionally playing through the pain,” he said. When the correct diagnosis came, it was discovered Walters had osteitis pubis, an inflammation of the pubic symphysis and surrounding muscle insertions.
“It was a long winding road, trying to get those muscles moving again,” says the former Kuranui College pupil.
“Very frustrating is all I can say, about that time, as I found it hard to even watch rugby, especially when my team played. It’s over now; I’m back now and already playing.”
The time spent on the sidelines may have been a blessing in disguise, reinvigorating his love for life and adventure. It is that sense of adventure that put him directly on the path towards OGs.
“I am a very adventurous person, and when the chance to come play a little rugby here in Zimbabwe availed itself, I immediately jumped on it. This is my first time visiting Africa.
“I’m very good friends with (Zimbabwe rugby player) Keith Murray from his days in Wellington and it was him who told me about the club.
“From what he told me about the club’s rich history and aspirations, I was immediately sold on coming here and playing.”
Walters been in Zimbabwe for just over a week and hopes to use the Dubai Invitational next month as a springboard into the limelight - and on that he and OGs have a similar goal. turn to draw his edge, which Mehidy caught very well at slip.
Masakadza earlier had struck three fours and two sixes in scoring 52 in the first session.
But there was trouble at the other end as Brian Chari was bowled slogged Taijul across the line, while Taijul then removed Brendan Taylor.
Williams and Sikandar Raza added 44 for the fourth wicket, before Nazmul picked up his maiden Test wicket, clean-bowling Raza through bat and pad for 19.
Williams and Moor made a slow start thereafter but as their confidence grew, the Bangladesh spinners found it hard to beat their bat for 29 overs.
Taijul finished with two wickets, having bowled 27 overs.
Mehidy was tidy, not giving away too many runs, while Jayed and Nazmul took one wicket each without offering too much of a spark. — cricinfo