Taskin under 72-hour observation due to injury
Published: 07:07 PM, 12 January 2021
Pacer Taskin Ahmed has been kept under 72-hour observation after sustaining an injury during the practice session on Monday.
The thumb of Taskin’s left hand and the surrounding place were torn due to the injury and he needed three stitches.
The lanky pacer who was bowling in the nets to Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal tried to stop a drive and ended with the injury.
BCB chief physician Dr. Debashis Chowdhury said, Taskin’s thumb is damaged a bit.
The stitches were given only because the bones were not damaged. At the moment we are keeping him under observation for 72 hours. He will not be able to practice during this time. There is no fracture, he added.
Injury, however, has been synonymous with him in his short career. Right after grabbing the limelight on his International debut in 2015, his career was halted due to injuries several times.
Due to the injury, he even lost the form and subsequently was dropped from the national team. After doing well in the 2019 BPL, he was selected for the ODI series in the New Zealand tour but luck was not with him as the injury again ruled him out of the team.
Although he recovered well after having a grueling rehab, he did not get a place in the 2019 World Cup squad.
Of late he showed a glimpse of his talent during the domestic tournament as he looked fitter and sharper than any other time. And when it looked all likely that he would get back his place in the national team in all formats of cricket, he had to battle with injury again.