Dhaka – Bangladesh’s Test and T20 captain and world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is expected to return home from Australia on Sunday.Shakib, who left Dhaka for Australia on October 5 for the treatment of his left little finger injury, was reportedly discharged from a hospital in Melbourne on Friday (Oct 12) afternoon after being admitted there for about one week.
His finger injury was almost cured within first three days of his admission in Melbourne hospital, but he stayed in the hospital for few more days as per advise of the physician.
He was schedule to avail a Bangladesh bound flight on Saturday to return home by Sunday or in the Monday morning. Earlier, Shakib was suggested by the physicians at the Melbourne hospital that he should not undergo any surgery in at least next six months, as it may increase the risk factor involved with the operation. But his reports of the medical tests were said to come satisfactory.
Shakib returned home from Abu Dhabi in the mid-way of the just concluded Asian Cup Cricket on September 26 as his finger injury had become infected during the Asia Cup.
He suffered the injury in January 2018 during the final of the tri-nation series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe and was in doubt for the Asia Cup, but played on before opting out.
Shakib noticed a swelling around his injured finger during the Asia Cup and the infection started to form around the base of his little finger. Bangladesh physio Tihan Chandramohan sent Shakib’s X-ray and scan reports regularly to doctors in Australia and England, one of whom suggested that there could be an infection.UNB