Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - 'I was a little scared as the ball hit the head' - Yasir Ali. Yasir copped a blow to his head trying to leave a rising delivery.
Yasir copped a blow to his head trying to leave a rising delivery.
Bangladesh Test debutant Yasir Ali admitted that he had mixed feelings – of fear and suffering – following the blow to his head in the opening Test against Pakistan.
Nurul Hasan came on as a concussion substitute for debutant Yasir Ali in the second innings of the two-match series opener at Chattogram after the right-handed batsman was struck on the helmet by Shaheen Afridi when he ducked to leave alone a rising delivery.
Yasir was taken for a scan afterwards and was found medically stable but as a precaution, he was kept under observation in the hospital overnight.
Yasir, who joined his national teammates at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday after being released by the hospital, did not bat in the nets and limited his activities only to physical training during the first day training at Dhaka ahead of the second Test against Pakistan, scheduled from December 4.
“To be honest I was a little scared as the ball hit the head,” Yasir said on Thursday. “It is a mixed feeling, of fear and suffering.
”It was very frustrating. The way I was batting, if I could go on like this the team would have been in a better position. It is not always easy for a new batsman to come to the crease and bat. It hurt a little when I saw that no one could bat like that after I was out,” he said.
Yasir, who struck an unbeaten 36 off 72 balls before being retired hurt in the second innings, said that he feels there is a huge difference between international and domestic cricket.The right-handed batsman from Chattogram was called up at the senior level for the first time in 2019 for the Ireland tour and since then had been in and out of the national setup.
“It was challenging because I had been with the team for a long time but was not playing any match,” said Yasir. “But I was not demotivated, considering I have always felt that where I am today (even if I am not selected) is a dream for many aspirants.
“I used to motivate myself thinking that you have to work hard and need to cash it whenever the opportunity comes. Team mates, coaches, friends all used to motivate me saying that you are working hard and have to utilize it when you get a chance. Featuring in the maiden Test was a new experience and batting under a pressure situation in the international circuit is quite different from the domestic circuit.”