Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will undergo surgery on the baby finger of his left hand, an injury he sustained at the end of January this year but has been carrying for last six months.
The T20 and Test skipper Shakib, who is suffering from pain on his left baby finger, used painkillers to participate in the recently concluded T20I series against the West Indies and was adjudged the player of the tournament but he failed to recover pain and may have the operation on the injured finger.“Shakib’s little finger joint looked dislocated and he felt pain during batting. He cannot give his 100% batting effort due to pain. He was sent to Australian hand surgeon but that time Australian doctor suggested that there is no need to carry out surgery on Shakib. Shakib was taken an injection under the surgeon,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury told reporters on Tuesday
“He (Shakib) was pain-free last few months but he failed to recover the pain,” Dr Debashis added.
Debashis stated that Shakib took the injection under Australian hand surgeon’s suggestion for short-term recovery but Shakib needs long-term recovery.
“When Bangladesh reached Florida, Shakib took another injection for short-term. That’s why we all will decide about Shakib’s surgery because the recovery from the finger operation will take at least two months,” he added.
Shakib hurt the base of the little finger of his left hand during the 42nd over of Sri Lanka’s innings in the final of Tri-Series in January and was unable to continue at the home turf Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
He then missed the following two-match Test series and two T20Is against Sri Lanka and joined the squad half-way during the Nidahas Trophy.Bangladesh team will be busy for national duty in upcoming international schedules. They will play Asia Cup in Dubai in September and the home series against Zimbabwe and West Indies in October-November. After Shakib’s arrival in Bangladesh, BCB and Shakib will decide when he will undergo surgery.