DHAKA: Tension gripped Bangladesh cricket fans as the national team’s skipper for Test and T20 Shakib Al Hasan said the injured finger he has been surviving with won’t be recovered hundred percent anymore.
On Friday (Oct 5), Shakib was talking to the reporters prior to leaving for Australia, to undergo treatment.
“One week has crossed after the three-month timeframe. Still I’m hopeful that I could play from the very beginning (of BPL in January 2019). Now I’m going to Australia. There will be a probability of a quick recovery if they can give me any better treatment,” he said.
Shakib said he was mentally prepared to undergo a surgery for the longstanding injury to his finger but it is not the suitable time for it.
“In fact, the infection is the top factor to be tensed about for me. Because, no surgeon will lend hand into it until it (the infection) decreases to zero percent”
The 31-year-old said any sorts of surgery now can lead to ruining the entire hand if the infection is transmitted to the bone.
“My main point is to how the infection can be cured. I’m going to Australia for treatment to the infection, not for any other treatment,” he added.
The once No.1 all-rounder further said his injured finger won’t get complete normalcy anymore.
“That finger of mine will never be fit hundred percent anymore. Because it is that bone which is the soft one. There is no probability to join it ever”
“The thing is—the hand won’t be recovered anymore like it was, but the finger should be recovered so that cricket can be played,” he added.
However, now Shakib will consult with doctor Greg Hoy in Melbourne.
He expects he will be eligible to back to cricket through Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season six in January next year.
BDST: 1458 HRS, OCT 6, 2018