Setback as Bangladesh Captain Suffers Left Index Finger Fracture

Setback as Bangladesh Captain Suffers Left Index Finger Fracture
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Setback Bangladesh Captain Suffers Left Index Finger Fracture , Bangladesh’s cricket team faced a setback as their captain, Shakib Al Hasan, will be sidelined for the remainder of the World Cup and potentially miss the upcoming home series against New Zealand. The injury resulted from a blow to his left index finger during the team’s triumphant match against Sri Lanka in Delhi on Monday (November 6). After a post-game x-ray, it was confirmed that Shakib had sustained a fracture, necessitating his withdrawal from the tournament. Consequently, his deputy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, will take over the helm for the crucial match against Australia on November 11.

Shakib’s Injury and Recovery Timeline

The National Team Physio, Bayjedul Islam Khan, reported on Tuesday that Shakib sustained the blow early in his innings but valiantly continued batting with the aid of supportive taping and painkillers. Further medical assessment in Delhi revealed a fracture in the left PIP joint, estimating his recovery time to be around three to four weeks. In light of this, Shakib is set to depart for Bangladesh imminently to initiate his rehabilitation process.

Shakib’s Performance and Impact

Having showcased an exceptional performance in the World Cup four years prior, accumulating over 600 runs, the seasoned 36-year-old player encountered a comparatively subdued run in the current tournament held in India. With a meager tally of 186 runs from seven innings, at an average of 26.57, Shakib’s contributions were modest. However, in the recent victorious match, he managed to amass 82 runs and also secured two wickets, earning him the prestigious Player of the Match award.

Recent Controversies and Departure for Personal Coaching

Aside from his injury, Shakib had been embroiled in controversy during the World Cup, particularly with the ‘timed out’ drama that unfolded in Delhi recently. Furthermore, his temporary departure during the tournament to focus on personal coaching raised eyebrows among enthusiasts and pundits alike.

Despite this setback, the team remains determined and focused, with Shakib’s absence serving as a rallying cry for the team to exhibit their collective strength and resilience in the upcoming matches. The cricket fraternity eagerly anticipates his swift recovery and triumphant return to the field.

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