Shakib suffered a finger injury early in his innings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, but he soldiered on, using painkillers and supportive tape, and played a crucial role in Bangladesh’s three-wicket victory.
“Shakib was struck on his left index finger early in his innings but continued to bat with supportive taping and painkillers,” Bangladesh team Physio Bayjedul Islam Khan said.
“He underwent an emergency X-ray in Delhi after the game which confirmed the fracture on the left PIP joint. Recovery is estimated at three to four weeks. He will leave for Bangladesh today to begin his rehab,” he added.
Bangladesh has already been eliminated from the 2023 World Cup, and their last match against Australia will be nothing more than a dead rubber for them.