Bangladesh have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead and will face the West Indies in the third and final ODI on Monday. Despite the hosts now have bragging rights over the visitors, the third ODI will not be a dead rubber. Rather, it will be an opportunity to gain 10 points in the ODI World Cup Super League.
Ahead of the third ODI, the cricketers trained extensively. Skipper Tamim Iqbal hit a flurry of sixes at the nets. He was hitting them between midwicket and square leg. As per the protocols, there was no one to send the ball back in. So, one of the photographers had to carry out the duty of a 'ball boy'.
After facing the fast bowlers for a while, Tamim faced spinners in the form of Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mahedi Hasan.
Towards the end of the batting session, he started playing lofted shots. He deposited some of them into the gallery and the photographer, who was busy clicking photos of the session, was requested to throw the ball back in. He had to do it multiple times.
But this incident is due to raise a few questions as the photographer is not a part of the bio-secure bubble. The balls he threw back in went straight into the hands of the bowlers. The balls weren't even sanitised.