Injured Tamim Iqbal’s One-Handed Batting Sends Twitter Into A Frenzy

Bangladesh were dealt a huge blow when opener Tamim Iqbal was ruled out of the Asia Cup 2018 after fracturing his left wrist during the tournament opener against Sri Lanka in Dubai on Saturday. Iqbal, however, surprised everyone by returning to the crease at the fall of Bangladesh’s ninth wicket in the 47th over, to give company to centurion Mushfiqur Rahim, who almost single-handedly guided the side to a fighting 261 with his highest ODI score of 144. Awestruck by Iqbal’s unbelievable courage, cricket fans from all over the world took to Twitter and heaped praises on the injured player.

Here are some of the best tweets

Iqbal, who suffered the injury in the second over of Bangladesh’s innings, is likely to be out of action for at least six weeks.

“We took him to the hospital only because it was a serious injury, and not just mere bruising,” Minajul Abedin, the Bangladesh chief selector was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.

“He was in some pain obviously and it wouldn’t have been prudent to continue batting.”

Iqbal was hit on his left wrist while attempting a pull against Suranga Lakmal in the second over and was taken to the hospital, where scans revealed a crack on the outside of his index finger. 

As far as the match is concerned, Bangladesh are in a comfortable position after dismissing four Sri Lankan batsmen early in their chase of 262.