Bangladesh’s Test and T20 captain and world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned home on Sunday (Oct 14) by a Singapore Airlines flight after a successful treatment of his left little finger injury in a Melbourne Hospital, Australia. Shakib, who left Dhaka on October 5 with finger injury and returned home at noon after nine days, said his finger infection was almost cured and expected to play cricket within a month or two, subject to gaining strength in his injured finger, reports the UNB.
Surgery will not requires in his finger if he does not feel any further pain during playing the match or after the match as his reports of the medical tests were said to come satisfactory.
Shakib was discharged from a hospital in Melbourne on Friday afternoon after being admitted there for about one week. His finger injury was almost cured within first three days of his admission, but he stayed at the hospital for few more days as per advised of the physicians.
He was suggested by the physicians at the Melbourne hospital that he should not undergo any surgery within next six months to one year, as it may increase the risk factor involved with the operation.
For the current injury situation, all rounder Shakib Al Hasan will certainly missed the ensuing Zimbabwe and West Indies series while another vital cricketer Tamim Iqbal will also miss few matches against Zimbabwe, beginning on October 21.
Earlier, Shakib returned home from Abu Dhabi in the mid-way of the just concluded Asian Cup Cricket on September 26 as his finger injury had become infected during the Asia Cup.
He suffered the injury in January 2018 during the final of the tri-nation series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe and was in doubt for the Asia Cup, but played on before opting out.
Shakib noticed a swelling around his injured finger during the Asia Cup and the infection started to form around the base of his little finger.
Bangladesh physio Tihan Chandramohan sent Shakibs X-ray and scan reports regularly to doctors in Australia and England, one of whom suggested that there could be an infection.