Injured Shakib Al Hasan flies home after being ruled out of Asia Cup

Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the Asian Cup and has subsequently returned home after worsening the condition of his fractured finger. BCB cricket operations president Akram Khan said the team was trying to prepare Shakib for the knockout round against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, but the pain increased to the point where he could not participate in the game. game.

"It will be four to six weeks," Akram said. "The pain had increased in recent days and physiotherapist Thihan Chandramohan did everything possible to get him out on the field, but the pain was too much, and I would like to thank Shakib for playing the first four games because of the pain he had."

Bangladeshi manager Khaled Mahmud had previously said that the latest scan of Shakib, conducted on Monday, was not encouraging. "He really can not catch the bat, the report was not good," said Mahmud The Daily Star . "There has been inflammation of the finger [since he last played] and the pain has also increased."

Shakib had suffered the injury on January 27, during a triple series final against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. After some confusion about his recovery, Shakib ended up playing the Nidahas T20 trophy in March, where Bangladesh lost to India in the final. Then, Shakib led Bangladesh in a T20I series against Afghanistan in June, and then played all the games on the Antillean tour of Bangladesh: two tests, three ODI and three T20I.

But, after returning home in August, Shakib said necessary surgery, and would determine the time after consulting the doctors. However, a few hours later, BCB President Nazmul Hassan asked Shakib to postpone his surgery until after the Asian Cup, since he had played with the injury until then, and Shakib agreed.

Before the Asian Cup, Shakib had said he was "20-30 percent fit," but then sent a clarification to the BCB, saying his words about his fitness were "misinterpreted."

Shakib, like Tamim Iqbal, who suffered a knuckle fracture during the opening match of the Asian Cup, is likely to miss much of Zimbabwe's tour of Bangladesh, which begins on October 21.


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