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Spirit of Cricket: India physio attends to Bangladesh batsman hit on helmet

India pacers breathed fire with the pink ball on the opening day of the Day/Night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens, but also on display was the gracious side of the hosts.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 23, 2019 9:01:06 am
India physio Nitin Patel (in blue cap) hands over the damaged helmet of Mohammad Nayeem to the Bangladesh physio on Day 1 in Kolkata on Friday. (AP Photo)

India pacers breathed fire with the pink ball on the opening day of the Day/Night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday, but also on display was the gracious side of the hosts.

Mohammed Shami hit Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Nayeem on the helmet with a bouncer in the 22nd over, leading to some concern in the field.

The ball flew off the side of the batsman’s helmet into the hands of Virat Kohli at slip but there was no appeal. The India fielders swarmed around the batsman in concern.

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Umpire Joel Wilson, after a chat with India skipper Kohli, was seen calling over Nitin Patel, the India physio, who had stepped onto the field at the time.

Concussion tests were done on the batsman, after which Nayeem gave a thumbs-up sign. Patel gave him a tap on the shoulder and Nayeem smiled in reaction.

Nayeem would move on from the moment, but the Bangladesh innings would be wrapped up by Tea for 106, with Ishant Sharma (5 wickets), Umesh Yadav (3 wickets) and Mohammed Shami (2 wickets) accounting for all 10 wickets.

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