Shakib wants surgery to take place before Asia Cup

Shakib wants surgery to take place before Asia Cup

Dhaka, Aug 9 (Just News): Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan is suffering from pain on his left little finger, which had sustained an injury during a tri-nation series also comprising of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka at home in January. Shakib said that he would go for surgery ahead of the Asia Cup that is scheduled to begin on September.

Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan landed with the rest of the Bangladesh team on Thursday after completing the tour of West Indies. Bangladesh managed to overcome the disappointment of the Test series victory and went on to win both the ODI and the T20 series. The Tigers’ T20 skipper was in a good mood while with the squad and he updated reporters on his current condition.

“The physio will be able to tell what condition my hand is in. We all know that I will have to go through surgery. We are discussing the options for where it would be best to do the surgery. I feel the sooner it takes place the better,” the all-rounder said.

Asia Cup is scheduled to begin from September 15. After that there is the back-to-back home series against Zimbabwe and West Indies in October and November. BPL is scheduled to take place in January and perhaps keeping the busy schedule ahead in mind, Shakib felt that doing the surgery before Asia Cup is normal.

“I think the surgery should take place because I don’t want to play without being fully fit. So doing the surgery before Asia Cup is normal,” Shakib said.

Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) chief physician Debashish Chowdhury had earlier said that Shakib was administered anti-inflammatory injection during the last two matches of the T20 series against the Windies.

He also suggested that if an operation takes place then Shakib will be out for six to seven weeks.

Given that the Asia Cup is imminent and that recuperation from an injury might take a while, Shakib may well sit out the Asia Cup. The cricketer had previously sought expert advice in Thailand and Australia after injuring his finger in the final of the home series against Sri Lanka. He was forced to leave the field midway through the tri-nation final against Sri Lanka and later missed the following two-match Test series and two T20Is against Sri Lanka before joining the squad halfway through the Nidahas Trophy in March.