India team physio rushes in to check Nayeem Hasan after he copped a blow on helmet
Nayeem scored 19 off 28 before Ishant Sharma cleaned him up.
Updated - Nov 22, 2019 5:09 pm
The second game of the Test series between India and Bangladesh kicked off at the Eden Gardens amid much excitement and fanfare. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly even clicked selfies with the fans at his ‘home ground’ in Kolkata. He shared pictures of the ‘City of Joy’ turning pink on the eve of the match to show the high fever around the match which is the first-ever day-night Test that India are playing since they made their debut in 1932.
On the ground, however, the proceedings were not as exciting. Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque, who replaced Shakib Al Hasan after the latter was handed a ban, won the toss and elected to bat. But his team faced a major batting collapse. Young opener Shadman Islam was their highest scorer with 29 at the time of writing this report while wicket-keeper Liton Das made 24 before getting injured.
In the 29th over, Bangladesh just about crossed the three-figure mark but lost eight wickets in the process. The Indian pace trio were spraying fire on the visiting batsmen.
Besides Liton, Nayeem Hasan was also hit on helmet
Apart from Das who was hit on his helmet by Ishant Sharma and was replaced by Mehidy Hasan, teenage spin bowler Nayeem Hasan was also hit by the delivery of another seamer Mohammed Shami, also on the helmet. It was in the 23rd over when the incident happened.
Bangladesh were reeling at 73 for 6 at the moment with both the batsmen Ebadot Hossain and Nayeem yet to open their respective accounts. It was then when the Indian team’s gesture won the supporters’ heart. India physio Nitin Patel was called up and he rushed to the middle to have a look at Nayeem.
Commentator Sanjay Manjrekar said: “Now this great to see. This is the Indian doctor who is coming to look at the batsman.” Nayeem, however, did not have to leave the field and continued to put up a resistance against the fiery Indian pacers. The BCCI tweeted the video, captioning In the end, it’s all about the #SpiritOfCricket.
Here is BCCI’s video
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 22, 2019