The Hush Post| 6:30 pm | One-minute read
After Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, all-rounder Vijay Shankar has suffered an injury in the Indian Cricket team. Vijay got hit by Jasprit Bumrah’s yorker during a nets session on Wednesday.
Vijay Shankar is the designated number-four batsman in the team. However, Captain Virat Kohli has been using him according to the situation of the match. Also, showing all-round performance in the last game against Pakistan he took two major wickets including that of skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Vijay Shankar’s presence in the playing eleven in tomorrow’s match against Afghanistan is still not sure. A source from the team informed that there is nothing to worry as of now.
The Indian team has already suffered two major blows. Firstly, Shikhar Dhawan’s right thumb got fractured during the very first match against Australia. Due to which he has been ruled out of the tournament. However, Shikhar has been replaced by left-arm wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant.
The second player to get injured was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who developed niggle in his left hamstring in the match against Pakistan. He is also ruled out for next two-three matches. According to the reports, he won’t bowl for the next eight days. As of now, he can only be seen in the clash against the hosts England on June 30.
After these two getting injured, Vijay Shankar’s injury will be a major issue of concern for the team management.