Bangladesh have received a major jolt with all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of the remainder of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 with a hamstring injury. Incidentally, Bangladesh have been ruled out of the tournament after a close defeat against West Indies in Sharjah.
For the unknown, Shakib Al Hasan copped up a hamstring injury during their last game against the Caribbeans. BCB’s chief physician Debashish Chowdhury revealed that it looks like a Grade 1 injury.
“Shakib sustained a left lower hamstring strain while fielding during the match against the West Indies. In clinical examination it was diagnosed as an injury of Grade 1 intensity,” said chief physician of the BCB, Debashish Chowdhury.
“He is ruled out from participation in the last two matches of the tournament and until further review,” he added further. Bangladesh, however, will not opt for a replacement and will provide opportunities to the young cricketers.
Meanwhile, the extent of Shakib Al Hasan’s injury is yet to be known. His participation in the forthcoming series against Pakistan, beginning on November 19, will be decided after a report from physiotherapist Julian Calefato, confirmed Cricbuzz.
Bangladesh – Out of semi-final
The 34-year-old has been in the thick of action, but couldn’t help Bangladesh get through to the semi-finals. Shakib picked up 9 wickets in the ICC T20 World 2021 Qualifiers and played two-match two knocks and helped Bangladesh qualify for the Super 12s.
The star all-rounder became the highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history with 40 scalps under his belt going past former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi. Shakib Al Hasan also became the leading wicket-taker in T20 International with 108 wickets, one more than Lasith Malinga.
Bangladesh next play against South Africa on November 2 (Tuesday) in Abu Dhabi.