Later, Nayeem Hasan too took a blow on his helmet from Mohammed Shami. As Bangladesh’s physio was busy attending to Liton Das, Indian physio Nitin Patel was called to the ground by Virat Kohli and his teammates
Kolkata: On the historic occasion of India’s first-ever day/night Test, the Virat Kohli-led team displayed true spirit of cricket by helping a Bangladesh batsman who hit by a bouncer during the first day’s play.
After Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Friday (November 22), their batsmen found it tough against the Indian fast bowlers. They were bowled out for a paltry 106 runs in 30.3 overs. Ishant Sharma took five wickets. All 10 wickets were shared by the pacemen with Mohammed Shami taking two and Umesh Yadav accounting for three.
The hosts’ bowlers rattled the opposition batsmen as they left them in deep trouble. Liton Das was hit on the helmet by a Shami delivery and he had to retire hurt.
Later, Nayeem Hasan too took a blow on his helmet from Shami. As Bangladesh’s physio was busy attending Das, Indian physio Nitin Patel was called to the ground by Kohli and his teammates.
Patel came out and attended to Hasan. This gesture was appreciated by netizens and fans after the official Twitter handle of the BCCI shared the video. The incident happened in the 25th over of the innings.
“In the end, it's all about the #SpiritOfCricket.#TeamIndia physio, Mr. Nitin Patel attends to Nayeem after he gets hit on the helmet.#PinkBallTest,” tweeted BCCI with the nine-second video.
Due to Das’ injury, Bangladesh had to replace him with a substitute. Mehidy Hasan batted in place of Das.
India: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.
Bangladesh: Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque (captain), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das (wicketkeeper), Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain.
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