Bangladesh All-Rounder Shakib Al Hasan Ruled Out For 3 Months Due to Hand Infection

| September 30 , 2018 , 17:43 IST

Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Sunday has been ruled out of competitive cricket atleast for 3-months with an injury on his left little finger, which forced him out of the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2018 held in UAE.

It is learnt that Shakib had been experiencing considerable pain in the little finger of his left hand and had to get pus removed from the hand after it had spread all the way to his wrist.

Speaking to media, Shakib said, "The moment I arrived in the hospital, the doctors told me that I have to get the pus out as soon as possible."

He also said, "Any delay would put me in great danger as the infection spread till my wrist. If I had waited another few days, my wrist would have become disabled."

"I feel better after they took out the pus, but the problem is until the infection isn't gone, there isn't going to be a surgery on my injured finger. It will take another 2-3 week to fix. After surgery I will need eight weeks, which means I am out for three months," said the Bangladeshi opener.

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Bangladesh team is all set to play against Zimbabwe and the Windies during this period, it was a massive blow for the Tigers.  

The 31-year-old player had earlier underwent a surgery, soon after his return to Bangladesh and notified about an abnormal swelling and acute pain on his infected hand.

During the Asia Cup 2018, Shakib opted out of the virtual semi-final against Pakistan after he complained of a fresh pain in an injured finger.

He had hurt his left little finger during the One-day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka in January and missed the subsequent Test and Twenty20 series.

He returned to the team for the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka in March and has continued playing since then. Shakib wanted to have a surgery before the Asia Cup for a complete recovery from the injury, but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) insisted on him playing in the Asia Cup.