Virat Kohli calls for Indian physio: The Indian team put on display a generous and helpful gesture during the second session on Day 1.
During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing Bangladesh’s tour of India at the Eden Gardens, India captain Virat Kohli was seen calling out for the Indian physio after Bangladesh spinner Nayeem Hasan was hit by a brutal bouncer from India pacer Mohammed Shami.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 23rd over when Hasan didn’t manage to sway away from a pinpoint bouncer from Shami. With the ball coming into the batsman, it was too good to handle for a lower-order batsman.
After the ball hit Hasan on his helmet, there was immediate concern shown by the Indian fielders with respect to Hasan. It was at this time that Kohli signaled to the Indian physio to visit the ground and provide medical attention to the opposition player.
It is worth mentioning that Shami had previously hit Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das on his helmet. With Das already out due to concussion, the Bangladeshi physio is expected to be catering to Das when Hasan got hit.
After the Bangladeshi physio came out to the field to attend to Hasan, it was decided that he would continue to bat. On the penultimate delivery of the 30th over, India pacer Ishant Sharma bowled Hasan (19) to dismiss the ninth Bangladeshi batsman.
After Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and chose to bat, a shambolic batting performance saw the visitors getting bundling out for 106 in 30.3 overs. With bowling figures of 12-4-22-4, Ishant Sharma was the pick of Indian bowlers.
Virat Kohli calls for Indian physio
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 22, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 22, 2019
Class from @imVkohli 👏
Nayeem got hit in his head but Bangladesh Physio was busy with Liton so Kohli called Indian Physio to come out and check Nayeem
Respect where it dues ❤ pic.twitter.com/NXQkJTRNaP
— Sohaib Shah (@SohaibS20503868) November 22, 2019
Indian physio checking Nayeem for concussion, since Bangladesh physio was attending to Liton Das. This is what sport is about, not idiot troll-fans. #SpiritOfCricket #PinkBallTest @SGanguly99 @Isam84 @BCCI @BCBtigers pic.twitter.com/V6R9CO3OMs
— Thirteenth Man (@ManThirteenth) November 22, 2019
Team India physio jumps in within seconds of Nayeem getting hit on the helmet.
— Ananya (@ananya_nath) November 22, 2019
While Das has been replaced by Mehidy Hasan Miraz as a concussion substitute, Hasan has been replaced by Taijul Islam.