Twitter salutes Tamim Iqbal as he returns to bat with one hand after wrist fracture

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Two hours after being told by the doctors that his Asia Cup journey is over because of a fractured left wrist, Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal, much to everyone’s surprise, walked out to bat with one hand after the fall of ninth wicket. He hung on with centurion Mushfiqur Rahim and helped add 32 for the final wicket, lifting his side to 261.

Tamim, who came out with his left hand positioned as if in a sling, had four fingers from his left glove popping out to support a special padding on the glove. He played out just one ball upon return, but it helped Bangladesh get the final kick, courtesy an astonishing Mushfiqur onslaught in the last three overs.

After being beaten on a pull against Suranga Lakmal, Tamim was hit on his left wrist in the second over. He immediately signalled towards the physiotherapist and retired hurt on 2 off 3 balls. Later, he was taken to the hospital, where scans revealed a crack on the outside of his index finger. However, much to everyone’s surprise, he walked out to bat after the fall of the ninth wicket in the 47th over, with all four fingers, barring the thumb, popping out of his glove to support the padding.

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 Iqbal:

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