Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh all rounder, Shakib Al Hasan Flies Back Home After Worsening Fractured Finger

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NEW DELHI: Having aggravated his long-standing finger injury, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has subsequently flown back home after worsening his fractured finger. The left-handed batsman was ruled out from the Asia Cup Super Four fixture against Pakistan on Wednesday.

He will be out for four to six weeks. The pain had increased over the last few days and the physio [Thihan Chandramohan] tried his best to get him on the field, but the pain was too much. I would like to thank Shakib for playing [the first four matches] with the pain he had,” Akram Khan, BCB’s cricket operations chairman, said.

Shakib Al Hasan will also miss upcoming home series against Zimbabwe from September 30 to October 14. Shakib first suffered an injury on the little finger of his left hand during a tri-series final against Sri Lanka in Dhaka.

Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by 37 runs on Wednesday to cement a place in the final of the Asia Cup and will play against the men in blue on Friday.

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