A painful finger injury pulled aside world number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for a large portion of matches; the wound that cropped up his left hand little finger during the final match of the tri-nation series, forced the great performer to sit in the sidelines for rest of the part of the just completed bilateral series against Sri Lanka. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ইনজুরির সর্বশেষ অবস্থা জানিয়েছেন সাকিব]
As Bangladesh once again are going to be in the lion’s den in coming March, the team management is desperate to have Shakib Al Hasan back in the track to revive the team from recent persistent loses at home.
Bangladesh T20I captain is also hopeful about his condition and informed he is expecting to play from the beginning of the Nidahas Trophy 2018.
Talking to Jamuna Television in a recent interview, Shakib Al Hasan said, “Although my hand condition is getting better and better, it is hard to confirm anything at this moment. I’m hoping to take part in the tournament from the beginning.”
Informing about the nature of the injury, the ace all-rounder said, “There was a dislocation of bones. Several stitches were done. With everything, the wound has been big.”
About performing in the T20 format, he said, “In Twenty20, it is not like you have to play well in full 40 overs. Actually a few overs can change the game. Even several deliveries could turn a match as well. If we will be able to play according to our ability, our team also have great chances to come out with positive results.”
The 30 year old all-rounder, therefore, have high hopes to play well in the Nidahas Trophy and wipe out the negativity in which Bangladesh went in the beginning of the year.
“The tournament will be of great importance for us. We could not do well in last few matches. If we will be able to make a comeback in the coming tournament, the whole might go well for us,” he wished.
Shakib Al Hasan, who had been appointed as the T20I captain of the team after the sudden announcement of retirement from Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, also told the decision of making a comeback in T20I cricket for Mashrafe Bin Mortaza should be left upon his personal decision making.
“I think it is totally up to himself. No one of us have anything to opine in this regard. Everything depend upon Mashrafe himself,” he added.
In the midst of the away T20I series against Sri Lanka last year, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza announced his retirement from the shortest version of the game.