The Bangladesh pace bowler Taskin Ahmed hopes that he will be able to play the matches against Afghanistan on time. As a result of the injury he sustained during the match against Ireland at the T20I series, he had to deal with some consequences.
In a recent interview with the media, Taskin revealed that things are going in the best direction and that he should be ready soon. "By the mercy of Allah the rehabilitation process is going very well and there has been a lot of improvement and hopefully within a week and a half I will be bowling again," Taskin said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com Taskin Ahmed does not want to speed things up and maybe make his injury worse.
His goal is for things to go as smoothly as possible, and he hopes that he could be ready for the match against Afghanistan. "Initially I will start bowling in low-intensity bowling and the progress will depend entirely on the recovery.
I hope to be fully fit before the series against Afghanistan," he said.
Chandika Hathurusingha and the lesson
Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha learned an important lesson from the whole story. "What happened to Taskin is a good eye-opener for us in terms of keeping an eye on how much cricket they play and how to keep them fit for big tournaments like the Asia Cup and World Cup," -Hathurusingha said.
Taskin emphasized how concerned everyone is about the injury.
"Our BCB coach, doctor, selectors are concerned about this matter (my injury) and they have already made plans like where they want me to play and when," he said.
"They (team management) may or may not want me play but it is my responsibility as a player to keep myself ready so that I can deliver my best (when the opportunity) comes," he said. Ahmed is an important link of his team and will mean a lot to the team after his return.