Bangladesh’s cricket captain, Shakib Al Hasan, has had to leave the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 because of a finger injury. This news came right after an incident involving Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews and Shakib, just a day before. Let’s take a look at the story of Shakib and his remarkable journey in the World Cup.
On the day that changed everything, Bangladesh was preparing for a match against the strong Australian team. They were dreaming of a spot in the 2025 Champions Trophy even though they had an idea that perhaps they would not be able to make it to the World Cup semi-finals. Shakib was known for his unbelievable skills in both batting and bowling and he was a key player in Bangladesh’s game plan.
But during the match, a big problem came their way. Shakib got hit on his left index finger. It must have hurt a lot, but he didn’t give up. He kept on playing with some extra care on his finger and pain-killer medicine. The real trouble came to everyone after the game when they took an emergency X-ray of Shakib’s injured finger. The X-ray showed that Shakib’s left index finger joint had a fracture, and it’s going to take about three to four weeks to get better.
Now, Bangladesh is facing a major challenge, especially in their match against Australia because Shakib is not playing in the team due to his injury. Australia is really close to reaching the semi-finals and things get even harder for Bangladesh without Shakib because He was a key player for the team, helping the team with both batting and bowling.
Before this unexpected turn of events, there was a thrilling match against Sri Lanka. In that game, Shakib played a outstanding innings, scoring 82 runs from just 65 balls. He hit 12 fours and two sixes, leading his team to an exciting three-wicket win. He was named the Player of the Match for his extraordinary all-round performance in this tense match.
Shakib’s journey in this World Cup had its share of thrill. The match against Sri Lanka had a big drama when Angelo Mathews faced a “timed out” situation. This was the first time that something like this happened in international cricket. Mathews came in to bat after Sadeera Samarawickrama got out, but he couldn’t get ready in time because his helmet strap was broken. This caused delays, and Bangladesh appealed to the umpires, who agreed with them, even though Mathews tried to explain.
Despite Shakib’s unfortunate exit from the World Cup, his determination, strength, and amazing skills have left a mark. People all over the world will eagerly wait for his return after he gets better.
In this World Cup, Shakib Al Hasan wasn’t just a captain; he was a symbol of hard work and greatness. His role in Bangladesh’s journey will be remembered and in the crucial match against Australia, his absence will be felt.
As cricket fans, we can only hope for Shakib’s quick recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the field. His extraordinary talent and leadership will shine once again, making us all proud.