Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan suffered a groin injury during the third ODI against the West Indies today. The all-rounder reiterated that it would have been more satisfactory had he been able to finish what was a 3-0 whitewash by the Tigers and also informed that his injury is not looking good at the moment.
Bangladesh will play the West Indies in the first Test at Chattogram on February 3. Shakib still has time to recuperate and one team physio had already informed that the all-rounder will be under observation.
"Very happy with the series but would have been better if I could stay on the field the whole time and that is the only disappointing part of this series but overall very happy," Shakib said in post-match press briefing.
He said that while the injury is not looking good, it will not be easy to judge the extent of the injury until 24 hours have passed. "Actually I can't say a lot about it. Right now the situation doesn't look very good but can't really remark on it until 24 hours have passed. Will get a better idea after 24 hours," Shakib, who walked off the field in the 30th over of the Windies innings after suffering a groin injury while bowling, said.
Shakib hit 51 off 80 deliveries as Bangladesh posted 297 on the board in the third ODI. Despite the slow going, Shakib did not find any problems while at the crease.
Asked if it was difficult to find rhythm with the bat as he had done with the ball, Shakib said: "I don't feel that way. I think I batted the way I wanted to. It wasn't very difficult apart from the fact that it can be difficult to consistently score runs but I'm happy with the way I batted in two innings."