Rajib simply can't bowl
The national cricket camp got off to a smooth start yesterday, but paceman Shahadat Hossain Rajib was restricted on the sidelines with an injury to the little finger on his right leg.
The paceman suffered the blow during a one-day match against India in January this year and has been playing with the damaged finger for more than seven months now.
It now seems that he can no longer continue bowling as the finger has swelled and there is a lot of pain. According to physio Debashish Chowdhury, Rajib has torn tissues in that area causing the inflammation.
The Narayanganj lad was prescribed medicines for the injury from time to time in the last few months, and also a special injection prepared by Debashish. He requires another injection and if that still doesn't reduce the swelling or the pain, he would need an operation probably in Australia.
According to sources, the paceman expects the board to send him abroad as a big season is ahead of the national cricketers.
Due to his injury, Rajib has only done work in the gym for the last few weeks.