Shakib under observation after side strain


Due to a suspected side strain, Bangla­desh superstar Shakib Al Hasan is now under observation for  24 hours, confirmed Bangla­desh team manager and chief selector Minhazul Abedin, reports UNB.

It means Shakib’s participation in the final of the ongoing Tri-Nation series, against West Indies, is now under cloud. The final will take the place on May 17 at the Village, Dublin. Bangladesh have confirmed the final as the only unbeaten team of the event.

Shakib sustained injuries during the last league stage fixture against Ireland on May 15. The injury took him off the field after he had scored 50 off 51.

The southpaw left the field after the play of 36th over. One over ago, he has held his back due to pain and the Bangladesh team physio spent several minutes in the field to make him feel comfortable to continue his batting. 

After that, Shakib decided to continue but he got hurt next over.

Shakib’s injury came as a fresh concern for Bangladesh team management. 

If the star all-rounder fails to play the final it will surely be a disappointing situation for the Tigers. At the same time, Shakib’s injury just before the World Cup left the team management sweating as well.