BCB not responsible for Shakib's present scenario, says PresidentLast updated on Oct 10, 2018, 12:26 pm
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan has stated that Shakib Al Hasan is, himself, responsible for his injury woes as he wasn't forced to play in the Asia Cup 2018.
Shakib, who was battling a finger injury, decided to postpone his surgery and take part in the continental showpiece.
Shakib's participation in the tourney, last month, was surrounded by controversy.
Nazmul reveals what was actually said to Shakib
The BCB President spoke to the reporters during an impromptu press conference, "I asked him not take such a big risk."
He added, "[I told him to] go and talk to a doctor, then he said that the physician has told him that it won't be a problem. I asked him whether it can get worse by playing and he said no."
What had Nazmul stated earlier?
Interestingly, post the West Indies series, Shakib had expressed his desire to undergo surgery and give 2018 Asia Cup a miss.
But, at that time, Nazmul was keen on Shakib's participation.
He had said, "The Asia Cup is expected to be tough tournament...if a player of Shakib's stature doesn't play, chances are high that the morale of the team might go down."
Shakib's infection spotted after he had arrived in Dhaka
In between the Asia Cup 2018, Shakib had to leave for Dhaka after his injury aggravated.
According to a report in ESPN, Shakib's infection on the finger was spotted after he arrived in Dhaka.
He had to undergo an emergency procedure in order to drain the pus in his hand.
He underwent a surgery, but will need to have another one.
Physio at fault, but what about Nazmul?
The debate here is if Nazmul wouldn't have spoken to Shakib about playing in the Asia Cup, then the all-rounder would have gone ahead with his plan of undergoing the surgery last month. Bangladesh's physio too couldn't spot the infection and said it isn't dangerous.
Shakib had been playing with an injury this year
Shakib injured his finger, earlier this year, in the ODI tri-series final in Mirpur.
He had to miss out the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka.
He returned for the Nidahas Trophy and played, even though he was in pain.
The all-rounder spotted swelling around his little finger in the Asia Cup.
Luckily he left in time and got a surgery done.