first_imgFormer India captain Mohammad Azharuddin heaped special praise on Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal for batting with fractured wrist during the opening match against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2018.Azharuddin said what Tamim did in the match is an extremely difficult thing to do.”Much respect for Tamim Iqbal for batting with one hand, it’s not easy. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi use to bat with only one eye and it was not easy,” said Azharuddin.Tamim sustained the injury early on during the Bangladesh’s innings and was forced to leave the ground. However, he came back to bat after nine wickets fell. The match was eventually won by Bangladesh by 137 runs.Tamim Iqbal reveals why he went out to bat with a fractured wristTamim sustained the injury in only the third ball he faced when a Suranga Lakmal delivery struck him.He was immediately attended by the team physio but excessive pain forced him to retire hurt on two not out. He was taken to the hospital where scans confirmed a fracture and is now expected to be out of action for six weeks.When he returned to the stadium, he decided to go out to bat again as Bangladesh lost nine wickets. He then went on to add 32 runs with captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 144. The last partnership helped Bangladesh score 261 – a target which proved to be an impossible task for Sri Lanka.Salaam Cricket 2018: LIVEReflecting on his decision to got out and bat despite a fractured wrist, Tamim said he took the call in the team’s interest.advertisement”I felt very brave in those ten seconds when the bowler was running in,” admitted Tamim. “I was very pumped up after hearing the roar in the stadium. I could have got out or anything else may have happened, but in that moment, I was very, very committed to the team and nation,” Tamim told ESPNCricinfo.”It was quite risky now that I think about it. My injured hand was behind me but when I played the ball, you’d notice that the hand had come in front. If I had missed the ball, it would have hit my hand.”last_img

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