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Twitter salutes Tamim Iqbal as he bats one-handed against Sri Lanka

Tamim has been used out of the tournament.

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh are currently playing the opening match against Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in this year’s Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, they lost the wickets of Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan in the very first over. In the penultimate delivery of the second over, Bangladeshi opening batsman Tamim Iqbal was hit on the wrists by Suranga Lakmal.

The left-hander went for a pull and missed the ball completely. Subsequently, he screeched with pain after which he was treated with medical attention on an immediate basis. Thereafter, he walked off the pitch and was rushed to a nearby hospital for a scan. Unfortunately, he was later ruled out of the tournament owing to a fractured wrist, much to Bangladesh’s agony.

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Tamim bats ‘single-handed’

Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim stitched together a 131-run stand to bail their team out of a precarious position. However, they lost wickets in quick succession and were reduced to 229/9 runs despite Mushfiqur Rahim’s century. With Tamim already ruled out, Bangladesh were expected to set a target of 230 for the Lankans to win the opening match.

But Tamim had other ideas. He came out to accompany his partner Mushfiqur. Bangladesh still had 19 balls to play. The most glaring part was that he batted with only his top hand. He defended his first delivery, which conjured roars from the audience present at the venue. He lent support to Mushfiqur, who went on to add 32 more runs in the next 15 deliveries.

The Bangladesh knock eventually came to a close when Mushfiqur mistimed a ball off Thisara Perera into the hands of Kusal Mendis at long-on. He scored 144 runs in 150 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and four sixes. In the meantime, Twitter heaped praises on the 29-year-old Tamim for his gutsy effort on the cricket pitch.

Here is how Twitter hailed Tamim

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