Having been hit very badly on his left hand while pulling a ball in action against Sri Lanka in the opening game of the Asia Cup 2018, Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the tournament with a fractured wrist.
One of Bangladesh's best batsmen, Tamim has been in outstanding form in recent past and hence, this injury comes as big blow to his team's chances in what looks likely to be a highly competitive event.
Tamim left the field soon after suffering the blow to Suranga Lakmal's delivery and went straight to the hospital where he had an X-Ray which revealed a fracture. He was later spotted with a sling around his left arm but still quite admirably came out to bat again and faced a few balls with just one hand to help Mushfiqur Rahman and Bangladesh add 33 priceless runs for the final wicket.
Having posted a target of 262 on the board, Bangladesh eventually won the game by 137 runs but Tamim's injury is a very untimely development for the Tigers.
After the match, Bangladeshi Captain Mashrafe Mortaza cleared that they'll "find out how bad it(the injury) is" and added, "We still don't know what's going on with him. The scan has to be done again, in two days. There's a little fracture for sure, but we have to find out how bad it is. Not having him is a big blow but we have some players in the bank,"
Bangladesh next play Afghanistan on September 20.
(Inputs from Cricbuzz)