Tamim Iqbal padded up and a cast on his left wrist, and batting gloves tapped to it, walked out to support Rahim
Tamim Iqbal padded up and a cast on his left wrist, and batting gloves tapped to it, walked out to support Rahim

After being hit on the left wrist by Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal in the second over of the 2018 Asia Cup opener, Bangladesh‘s Tamim Iqbal‘s Asia Cup campaign was cut short when scans revealed that he had fractured his wrist.

He has been ruled out of the reminder of the tournament and would be out of action for at least six weeks. He was spotted with a sling after being retired hurt for two.

On the field, Bangladesh, after their early struggle, were put back on track by the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim but he kept losing partners and when Mustafizur Rahman got out for 10,that seemed to be the end of the Bangladesh innings at 229.

However, Tamim padded up and a cast on his left wrist, and batting gloves tapped to it, walked out to support Rahim and valiantly fought through the pain to play out one delivery with one hand and helped Bangladesh finish at a competitive total of 261. Memories of Anil Kumble bowling with the broken jaw at Antigua and Graeme Smith battling with one hand at the SCG in 2009 were brought back.

And Tamim’s resolve and his selfless act for the team’s cause did not go unnoticed in the social sphere. Here’s what the netizens had to saw about Tamim’s inspirational effort: