Kolkata, Nov 22: The opening day of the historic Day-Night Test match between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata witnessed the spirit of cricket taking a front seat after Bangladesh batsman Nayeem Hasan was hit on his helmet.
After Hasan was hit by a snorter from India seamer Mohammed Shami, Team India physio, Nitin Patel rushed on the pitch to attend to the Bangladeshi batsman for any concussion. Patel joined the Bangladeshi physio to check the visiting batsman was fine after getting hit on his head.
The BCCI shared the video on the social media and captioned it, "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."
Later, Taijul Islam was substituted in the side as 'like-for-like' replacement to Hasan. Islam became the fifth player overall, fourth against India, to be included as a concussion substitute in a Test match.
Earlier before Nayeem, Mehidy Hasan came in as concussion substitute after wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das was hit by a bouncer from Shami.
However, Mehidy, an off-spinner, will not be allowed to bowl as per the concussion substitute rule. Mehidy, though, did not last long as he was dismissed by pacer Ishant Sharma for just eight runs. Das was retired hurt after being hit on his head at the stroke of lunch at the Eden Gardens.
Trying to play a pull shot off a Shami bouncer, the heavily-lacquered pink ball blazed in and hit his helmet in the forehead region in the third ball of the 20th over. He was batting on 16 then.
The physio rushed in, conducted a test and he continued batting, responding with a boundary in the next delivery. Das hit another boundary in the next over off Ishant and added nine runs before complaining of discomfort. He was next seen walking off the field after a long conversation with the umpire, forcing the end of the first session with the score reading 73 for six.