The Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka opener in the Asia Cup was billed as a mouth-watering contest, not just because of how closely fought the encounters between these two teams have been in recent times, but also due to the unsavoury incidents that took place in the Nidahas Trophy. However, by the time the first innings ended, all the talk on social media turned to the bravery of Tamim Iqbal, who showed tremendous courage by coming back to bat with a broken finger and a ripped-up glove that just about kept his injured finger in check. Here are a few eulogies collected from the twitterati.
Brave @TamimOfficial28 you Are a True hero of your Nation.
--Afghanistan batsman Gulbadin naib
Batted with a broken wrist! Unbelievable courage showed by Tamim Iqbal!! Real act of bravery & dedication!!
--Syeda Nain Abidi, Pakistan women's cricketer
How to not love a batsman coming back out to bat when his hand has already been broken?
-- Andrew Fidel Fernando, Sri Lankan journalist
What a courageous act by our very own @TamimOfficial28. Truly shows the spirit of the game in him when he came out to support Rahim despite a broken hand. Truly a warrior!! #DerAlaTamim
--PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi
Tamim Iqbal has come out to support Rahim despite a broken hand. It takes courage to put the team and the nation ahead of oneself and this is what we truly call #CricketMeriJaan
--IPL franchise Mumbai Indians