Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had to walk off the field during the match against Pakistan. At the Old Trafford, Manchester, the fast bowler suffered a strain in his left hamstring. He could bowl only 2.4 overs in the innings and made the long walk back to the pavilion.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s Injury Update
Vijay Shankar was called up to fill into bowl. Now, we have an official word on Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s injury. He won’t be taking any further part in the game as he has “tightness in left hamstring”.
Earlier, team India was struck with a huge blow when Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out for 3 weeks from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The left-hander was hit on his left thumb during his ton against Australia. His thumb got fractured which meant he would have to sit out for the next few matches.
Now that Bhuvneshwar is also having discomfort, India’s injury worries have just grown. We don’t know yet how long he would be out of the action. But Virat Kohli and the Indian fans would want him to recover quickly.
Prior to the World Cup, Mohammed Shami was being looked at as the second seamer in the line-up after Jasprit Bumrah. But Kohli went in with Bhuvneshwar who has been a regular feature in the ODI setup for India for a long time. The pacer lived up to the faith by bowling brilliant spells against South Africa and Australia.
He had begun well against Pakistan as well. But unfortunately, he had to walk off. However, Vijay Shankar’s presence in the side gave a little cushion as he could chip into bowl Bhuvi’s remaining overs.
Earlier in the day, the Men in Blue scored 336/5 batting first after losing the toss. Rohit Sharma scored 140 off 113 balls, which turned out to be his second century of the tournament and also the third consecutive 50+ score. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli also made half-centuries that aided India’s pursuit of a big score.
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