Breaking news – Is it Karma? Is it divine retribution? Or is it lousy luck for Shakib Al Hasan and the Bangladesh cricket team? Shakib has been ruled out of the tournament after he got injured. He has a fractured finger and will not be able to play any more games for now. Read more to know more details about the story.
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The injury happened while Shakib was batting against Sri Lanka. Despite the early agony, he persevered and continued to play, supported by supportive tape and medicines. Shakib’s gallant performance was critical to Bangladesh’s victory, as he struck 82 runs off 65 balls, including 12 fours and two sixes. His ball performance was remarkable, with numbers of 2/57.
Points table: ICC Cricket World Cup points table 2023
Shakib got an emergency X-ray in Delhi following the game, which revealed a fracture on the left PIP joint of his index finger. The Bangladesh fans were understandably disappointed by this diagnosis since it meant he could not compete in the World Cup. The recuperation duration for this injury is predicted to be three to four weeks.
Shakib’s injury not only affects his participation in the remaining matches but also puts an end to his outstanding performance in the competition.
His batsmanship and ability to take critical wickets were crucial to Bangladesh’s triumph. Missing the match against Australia in Pune on November 11 is a tough pill to chew, as his presence on the pitch has been an encouragement to both his team and supporters.