The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has given the clarification that veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan did not sustained any serious injury when left the field after being retired hurt in their last league match against hosts Ireland of the ongoing tri-series. Shakib suffered a side strain during the recent match against the home team after scoring a vital knock of 50 runs off 51 balls on Wednesday (May 15).
The all-rounder was seen taking a medicine offered by physio Thian Chandramohan after he seemed to have struggled while leaving the crease. His pain had recurred after he pulled a short ball off Joshua Little.
"He did not sustain any serious injury as far as we are concerned. We did not want to take any risk with him so we opted to bring him back but we are confident that he will be fine soon," said Bangladesh Cricket Board chief selector Minhajul Abedin.
Previously, Shakib was also forced to miss the three-match ODI series as well as the following two Test matches against New Zealand due to a finger injury which he sustained during the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He was hit on the finger through a delivery bowled by Thisara Perera during the final match and it was later learned that Shakib had suffered a fracture.
However, he was then given clearance to play in the recently concluded edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He played just two games for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) before joining the national camp for the ongoing tri-series.
Bangladesh defeat Ireland in the dead-rubber clash
In the sixth game of the tri-series, Bangladesh recorded a fabulous six-wicket victory over hosts Ireland in Dublin. The home team were initially looking set to reach a huge total after the massive partnership between Paul Stirling (130) and William Porterfield (94), but then Abu Jayed bowled a sensational spell to restrict the opposition within a par first innings total. Jayed picked up his maiden five-wicket haul to rattle the opposition batsmen. And then in the second innings, the Bangladesh top-order batters, Tamim Iqbal (57), Litton Das (76) and Shakib Al Hasan (50) once again displayed a clinical combined effort to steer their team to a splendid win.