Tamim Iqbal suffered a wrist injury in the second over of the first game of the Asia Cup 2018 against Sri Lanka on Saturday. The southpaw had to leave the field instantly and later he was taken to hospital where scans revealed a crack on the outside of his index finger. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: টুইটারে প্রশংসার জোয়ারে ভাসছেন তামিম ইকবাল]
But despite the injury, he decided to come to bat again when Bangladesh lost nine wickets and still had 19 balls to play. Everyone was shocked to see him on the field. However, his such brave decision helped his side add 32 more runs for the final wicket, with his partner Mushfiqur Rahim going on to make a fearless 144.
The most dazzling part was that Tamim batted with only his top hand and it took a lot of attention in the cricketing fraternity.
Here is how cricket fans hailed Tamim on Twitter:
Tamim Iqbal has come out to support Rahim despite a broken hand.
It takes courage to put the team and the nation ahead of oneself and this is what we truly call #CricketMeriJaan 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 15, 2018
— Sajid (@sajid_nazmus) September 15, 2018
— Aravind (@aravindisback) September 15, 2018
How inspiring is Tamim Iqbal walking out to bat with one hand? This is bravery and commands massive respect!
And Mushfiqur Rahim is doing everything to make this easy for Tamin Iqbal. Incredible stuff.#BANvSL
— Saniya (@touche_always) September 15, 2018
Respect to Tamim for coming out to bat despite a fractured wrist.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) September 15, 2018
— Andrew Fidel Fernando (@afidelf) September 15, 2018
Unbelievable scenes! Tamim Iqbal has walked in at No. 11 and is batting with only one hand! Crazy scenes. This is remarkable bravery from Tamim Iqbal. 👏👏❤️❤️
— Engr. M Omar Faruk (@omaarfarruk) September 15, 2018
— Adeel malko (@adeelpakistani1) September 15, 2018
Wonderful from Tamim Iqbal to bat despite his wrist injury to support Mushfiqur Rahim
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) September 15, 2018
Tamim iqbal.. with fractured wrist.. with customized (did tear) glove to accommodate plastered wrist and played with one hand..
— SKB (@cric_SKB) September 15, 2018
Ohhh Myyy Myyy, Tamim Iqbal is back on the field and will bat with his broken wrist. That’s Tamim’s Graeme Smith moment here! Meanwhile Boundaries continue to flow from Mushi’s bat. #AsiaCup2018 #BANvSL
— ❤ⱽᶦʳᵃᵗᶦᵃⁿADI🇮🇳❤ (@Aditya_k168) September 15, 2018
— TheRealistic (@DeRealistic) September 15, 2018
— Music Ka Keeda (@Saqibmala) September 15, 2018
Win or lose now doesn’t matter for me. I just want to say Tamim Iqbal is the hero for today’s match❤❤❤
— The SAAM Buddies (@thesaambuddies) September 15, 2018
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) September 15, 2018
Tamim Iqbal batting with one hand and the other hanging out of his glove with a taped wrist.
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) September 15, 2018
— Zarin Tasnim (@cantdecidesadly) September 15, 2018
— Yogesh Chand Gupta (@yogeshchandg) September 15, 2018
Once Greame Smith did it
Today Tamim Iqbal does this
Best Sportsperson from Bangladesh by a fair margin
— Naman (@ImNaman45) September 15, 2018
Bangladesh reach 261. I’m off to run on the field to tell Tamim how much I love him. Don’t tell security, they’re a bit eggy here at the best of times
— Paul Radley (@PaulRadley) September 15, 2018
Forget Rahim’s century, remember the situation. 2 wkts in 1st over & Tamim injured, Congratulation Bangladesh. Believe in Sri Lanka, will qualify for Super4. Lasith Malinga was all class. #AsiaCup #LKA
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) September 15, 2018
— Umar FarOoq 🇵🇰 (@UmarFarooqGL) September 15, 2018