Nurul Hasan, Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper-batsman, is concerned about his cricketing career as he has been unable to recover from a finger injury despite having surgery last year. Nurul struggled to keep wickets and had to rely on painkillers to take the field during the second Test against India due to severe pain in his fractured index finger.
Nurul was named captain of Bangladesh for the first time in a T20 series against Zimbabwe in July 2022. He injured his finger during the second T20I match and was ruled out of the rest of the series as well as the Asia Cup 2022. Hasan underwent the surgery in August, but he has yet to play without pain.
The 29-year-old underwent surgery at Raffles Hospital in Singapore, which was performed by hand surgeon Dr Anthony Foo. Following his surgery, Hasan played in the tri-series in New Zealand and also played in the T20 World Cup in Australia. He was in severe pain during the match against India, and he played with a suppository due to his problems.
I Played The Test Series With Suppository – Nurul Hasan
Speaking to Cricbuzz, he expressed his concern about his recovery from the surgery and said it could harm his career.
“As far as the state of injured finger is concerned, I have taken an injection after the last match (second Test against India) and that injection was a pain reliever,” Nurul told Cricbuzz on Sunday. “After that injection it (injured finger) is still numb and if stays this way it is ok but after the reaction of the injection gets over the pain might increase,” Nurul said.
“I played the Test series with suppository because there was huge pain and I was unable to do anything. Whenever the ball hit my left hand it was giving some kind of a shock so I was taking even the left side ball with my right hand. Let’s see I have had the injection and it is expected to have a reaction for couple of months and it( my finger) might get better,” he added.
It Could Have Got Worse If I Did Not Do The Surgery – Nurul Hasan
The Bangladesh cricketer is worried about his future and is unsure about his decision to undergo surgery last year. He is uncertain about the rehabilitation process for his injured finger.
“At the moment there is nothing I can do and there is no option for me. I am not sure whether doing the surgery was wrong or bad. Now I might be feeling that if I hadn’t done the surgery it would have been good. On the other hand it could have got worse if I did not do the surgery,” he added.