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Shakib forced out of WC due to finger fracture

UNB . Dhaka
07 Nov 2023 14:56:39 | Update: 07 Nov 2023 18:13:19
Shakib forced out of WC due to finger fracture
Shakib Al Hasan celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's captain Kusal Mendis during the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international (ODI) match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on November 6, 2023. — AFP Photo

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup India 2023 after sustaining an injury to his left index finger during a match against Sri Lanka in Delhi on November 6.

A subsequent X-ray revealed a fracture, leaving the celebrated all-rounder sidelined for Bangladesh’s final match of the tournament against Australia in Pune on November 11.

National Team Physio Bayjedul Islam Khan provided insight into the ordeal, stating, “Shakib was struck on his left index finger early in his innings but continued to bat with supportive taping and painkillers.”

“He underwent an emergency X-ray in Delhi after the game which confirmed the fracture on the left PIP joint. Recovery is estimated at three to four weeks. He will leave for Bangladesh today to begin his rehab.”

Despite the adversity, Shakib shone scoring 82 off 65 balls and steering his team to a hard-fought three-wicket triumph against Sri Lanka.