Dhaka Gladiators v Sylhet Royals, BPL, Chittagong February 22, 2012

Imran Nazir hit on the head


Dhaka Gladiators opener and Pakistan batsman Imran Nazir was hit on the head by a Peter Trego bouncer during the Bangladesh Premier League game in Chittagong.

Nazir suffered the blow in the seventh over of Dhaka's chase against Sylhet Royals when he was on 31. He had a hat on rather than a helmet and immediately went down to the ground holding his head. Minutes later he walked off with physio Vibhav Singh holding an ice-pack on the injured area on the side of Nazir's head.

Nazir was immediately taken to a local clinic where it was found that he was out of danger. The medical reports showed that he had suffered soft tissue damage. As a precautionary measure, Nazir will be kept under observation in Chittagong for an additional day. Dhaka's next game is against Chittagong Kings at home on February 24.

Mohammad Isam is senior sports reporter at the Daily Star in Dhaka

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  • Dummy4 on February 23, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    May Allah Almighty Bless you... I want to see u again in Pak team

  • Dummy4 on February 23, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    its just a technique he use so dat fast bowlers bowls bouncers...he is a great player and its natural for him to hav that kind of confidence but he almost killed himself yesterday..hope he wears helmet from now on...

  • Dummy4 on February 23, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    its nothing but stupidity to show your face when you know your enemy is targeting you..

  • Dummy4 on February 23, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    He is a great player.he must have to use helmet. hope he will be fine

  • Dummy4 on February 23, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    He is a very good player Allah bless him.

  • Dummy4 on February 23, 2012, 7:06 GMT

    Mani bhai plzzzz be careful next time,,,

  • azizul on February 23, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    Allah save him..... & back to play

  • Dummy4 on February 22, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    I am a big Pakistan cricket team fan but i don't understand one thing about the Pakistani players. They don't wear helmet when facing fast bowlers. Adnan Akmal almost got his teeth knocked out while he was keeping very close to the stump during a test in Dhaka but not wearing a helmet. Getting killed by a super-fast ball or paralyzed by it doesn't show how brave you are.

  • Muhammad Rakibul on February 22, 2012, 17:28 GMT

    Anxious news 4 Gladiators' fans. Bad news 4 Pakistanis too.

  • Mesbah on February 22, 2012, 16:26 GMT

    just now got from the tv commentry that Imran Nazir is safe.

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