It was revealed on Tuesday that Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan would not be playing in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup due to an injury to his left index finger. This comes just a day after making headlines when he timed out Sri Lankan batter Angelo Mathews and sent him to the pavilion.
Shakib Al Hasan out of 2023 World Cup due to injury
Shakib was hurt yesterday in Delhi during Bangladesh’s batting match against Sri Lanka. The left-hander will not play in Bangladesh’s final tournament match on November 11 in Pune against Australia. Bayjedul Islam Khan, the team physiotherapist for Bangladesh, provided more information regarding Shakib’s injury.
“Shakib sustained a blow to his left index finger early in the batting game, but he persevered by using painkillers and supportive tape,” the statement read.
“After the game, he had an emergency X-ray in Delhi, which verified the left PIP joint fracture. Three to four weeks is the estimated time of recovery. He’s going to start his rehabilitation today and head to Bangladesh.
It should be mentioned that Shakib helped his team defeat Sri Lanka by three wickets with a match-winning 82 from 65 balls, which included 12 fours and two sixes. Additionally, he achieved 2/57 figures with the ball. He was also named Player of the Match for his overall performance.
Earlier, after becoming the first player to be ‘timed out’ in international cricket at the World Cup on Monday, Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews demanded “justice” from the ICC and called Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan “a cheat” on social media.
Within two minutes of the wicket falling, a dismissed batter should be prepared to face a ball, but Mathews was not. When Mathews’ helmet strap broke, he was prepared to strike. Shakib filed an appeal, and the umpires decided that the batter had timed out while the former captain of Sri Lanka called for a new helmet.