Bangladesh has suffered a huge blow early on in the Asia Cup 2018, as their opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament owing to a fractured wrist.
Tamim Iqbal ruled out for six weeks
It was the final delivery of the 2nd over from Suranga Lakmal that struck his hand. The ball bounced quite sharply and Tamim attempted a pull shot. However, he missed it altogether, and the ball crashed onto his wrist. He looked in utter discomfort and had to leave the field eventually.
Bangladesh had already lost a couple of wickets in the first over by then. Hence it was a massive setback for them to lose Tamim in the form of an injury.
Now the setback will be more, as he is ruled out of the rest of the tournament. He is a veteran opening batsman, and his absence could Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2018. The team physio rushed out soon to the scene to address Tamim Iqbal. The opening batsman was taken to the hospital for scans, and it revealed a fracture in his wrist.
However, he came out to bat when the 9th wicket fell for Bangladesh and gave brilliant support to Mushfiqur Rahim, as he single-handedly took Bangladesh over the 250-mark. It was a great effort from Tamim to come out to bat again to take his team’s total over the 250-mark. Though he faced only four deliveries, it was great to see a champion cricketer come out to bat for his team with a fractured wrist.
For Bangladesh, it was a stunning knock of 144 runs from Mushfiqur Rahim which helped them beat Sri Lanka in the first game of Asia Cup 2018 by 137 runs.