The reports said
According to reports, Pandya’s injury appears more serious than initially perceived. Medical experts under the supervision of Nitin Patel are monitoring his condition at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. It has been determined that he has suffered a minor ligament tear, an injury that typically requires at least two weeks to heal. The NCA medical team has communicated to the Indian team management that they are hopeful of returning Pandya to the pitch soon. The team is willing to wait for his recovery and has no immediate plans to bring in a replacement, as confirmed by a source within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The incident leading to Pandya’s injury occurred during the ninth over of the game when he stretched his leg to stop a shot from Litton Das. Unfortunately, he slipped and twisted his ankle, rendering him unable to continue playing. The Indian physio team had to provide immediate attention to the all-rounder, strapping up his ankle. Pandya’s discomfort was evident, and despite attempting to continue, he couldn’t walk properly, eventually walking off the field. Captain Virat Kohli was required to bowl the remaining deliveries.
This injury comes as a significant blow to India in the ICC World Cup, as Hardik Pandya is known for his crucial contributions as an all-rounder. The team will now need to assess its options and make necessary adjustments in his absence.
While the Indian cricket fraternity awaits further updates on Pandya’s recovery, his absence from the group-stage matches will certainly impact the team’s performance in the tournament. In his absence, India might have to play with just 5 bowlers and Suryakumar Yadav at number 7. His absence totally disrupts the balance of the side.