Bangladesh can breathe a sigh of relief as their off-spin all-rounder Mehidy Hasan is fine after he was hit on the head in the practice session. However, concussion reports are still awaited. The off-spinner was hit on the head on Sunday which had given an injury scare to Bangladesh. The incident happened when Sabbir Rahman played a pulled shot and Hasan was hit on the side of the head. Hasan was waiting for his turn to bat in the nets after Sabbir Rahman.
In fact, Mehidy Hasan was giving an interview on the sidelines and fell to the ground after been struck on the head. However, Hasan was able to recuperate after the arrival of physio Thian Chandra Mohan and media manager Rabeed Imam. In fact, the right-hander wanted to bat but he was denied the permission.
Hasan is fine now.
”Mehidy apparently wanted to continue batting in the nets but was not allowed to,” BCB media manager Rabeed Imam told reporters.
On the other hand, Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes confirmed that Hasan is fine at the moment. However, his participation in the match will depend on the concussion report.
”He [Mehidy] was hit by a ball but as far as I know, he is fine at the moment,” said head coach Steve Rhodes.
Mehidy Hasan has scored 30 runs in the four innings of the tournament. The off-spinner has scalped five wickets in the five matches he has played for the Tigers. Furthermore, he has been the team’s most economical bowler as he has conceded his runs at an economy rate of 5.59. Thus, Mashrafe Mortaza will hope that Mehidy Hasan regains full fitness before the match against Afghanistan.
Bangladesh has won only two matches out of the six they have played. The Tigers will take on Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton on 24th June.