Bangladeshi cricketer Suhrawadi Shuvo hospitalized after being struck by bouncer
Bangladeshi cricketer Suhrawadi Shuvo hospitalized after being struck by bouncer

Suhrawadi Shuvo, a Bangladesh all-rounder, has been hospitalised after being hit by a bouncer on the lower side of his neck on Saturday in Mirpur. He was Playing for Victoria Sporting Club in the Dhaka Premier League against Abahani and was struck by the bouncer while he was trying to evade a well-directed bouncer from Taskin Ahmed.

It looked as though the ball didn’t rise as much as Shuvo had expected, and despite keeping his eyes on the ball, he couldn’t get out of its path.

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician, Dr. Debashish Chowdhury reportedly has confirmed that Shuvo is now in stable condition, but have to undergo some scans at the Apollo hospital.

“He is stable now, but as with any head injuries, they will observe him for at least 24 hours. Once we know his scan results, we will be able to understand his condition better.”

The physician further revealed the accident happened because the batsman’s helmet didn’t follow the new safety regulations. It’s a well-known fact that new safety regulations were given top most importance after Phil Hughes lost his life  being struck by a bouncer below his ear late in November 2014.

“It would have helped if he was wearing the helmet with new safety regulations, but he wasn’t.”

“We make four instant tests in such a situation. He passed three of those, but he didn’t respond when we put light on his eyes. This is of some concern,” Chowdhury said.

27-year-old Shuvo, who was batting on 21, fell to the ground after being hit and covered his eyes with his hands while the opposition players ran towards him for assistance. He was soon taken to a local hospital located roughly 12 km from the stadium with the Victorian team staffs.

The left-hander batsman, who has so far played a Test and Twenty20 International along with 17 One-Day Internationals, last appeared for his country in 2011.


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