Nurul Hasan, the wicket-keeper batsman for Bangladesh, is worried about his cricketing career because it’s unclear whether his fractured index finger will fully heal after having surgery for it.
Nurul, who had been named captain of the Bangladesh T20I team travelling to Zimbabwe, suffered a finger injury during the second T20I match there against the hosts and was consequently forced to miss the entire trip as well as the Asia Cup that followed.
Nurul underwent surgery in Singapore to recover from the wound, where hand surgeon Dr. Anthony Foo at the Raffles Hospital carried out a closed reduction and pinning technique. He subsequently agreed to participate in the T20 tri-series in New Zealand before the T20 World Cup, and he has since been playing despite experiencing agony. It really took a toll on him during the second Test against India, when he was forced to use suppository in order to play.
Nurul said to Cricbuzz on Sunday, “As far as the condition of the damaged finger is concerned, I had taken an injection after the last match (second Test against India), and that injection was a pain reliever. Worried Nurul remarked, “It (the wounded finger) is still numb after the injection and if continues this way it is okay but when the reaction of the injection goes over the pain can increase.”
“I played the Test series while using a suppository because I was in excruciating pain and helpless. I was taking even the left side balls with my right hand because whenever the ball struck my left hand, it would shock me in some way. Let’s see, I’ve got the injection, and there may be improvement in my finger after a couple of months of expected reaction,” he added.
Nurul admitted that he is now questioning if the operation was the proper course of action and that he is merely hoping and praying that the ordeal would soon come to an end. There is currently nothing I can do and no other choice for me. I’m not sure if having the surgery was a good or poor idea,” he admitted. “Now I might feel that the operation wouldn’t have been necessary and that it would have been better. On the other side, if I hadn’t had the operation, things might have gotten worse.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s medical staff has since informed Cricbuzz that the recent pain-reliever injection was administered in accordance with the surgeon’s instructions, and they are wishing him the best of luck.
“We performed a normal inspection, and the surgeon recommended that we give him an injection. We will brief the surgeon on his progress and he will choose the next course of action, therefore we are unsure if he will require additional injections or not “explained the BCB medical representative.
Nurul, who is perhaps the greatest wicketkeeper in the nation, has struggled to maintain wicket recently, and a few missed opportunities have hurt his reputation as a top gloveman. Bangladesh and his BPL team Rangpur Riders are both optimistic that he would overcome the agony and quickly get back to his physical best.