Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is going through a rough patch in his career right now. The right-handed batsman had played 5-match Test series against England but couldn’t perform up to everyone’s expectations, leaving apart the 3rd match at the match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Moreover, Hardik didn’t even play the 1st match against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup too. While he got an opportunity to play in his last match against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Unfortunately, things did not turn out in favour of him.
While bowling the 18th over of the innings, he collapsed in his run-up after which he couldn’t stand on his feet. It seems that Pandya might have felt something in his back as he was laying flat on the ground for a long time while players surrounded and checked on him.
JUST IN: Hardik Pandya (acute lower back spasm), Axar Patel (left index finger) and Shardul Thakur (right hip and groin soreness) ruled out of #AsiaCup2018.
Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Siddharth Kaul have been named thier replacements.
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) September 20, 2018
Thereafter, he was treated with medical attention and was later taken off the park on a stretcher. Later, Board of Control for Cricket(BCCI) shared that Hardik had suffered from an acute lower back injury and is now ruled out of the tournament too. Meanwhile, Rajasthani pacer Deepak Chahar has been considered as a replacement.
Chahar who had made his debut in the T20I series against England has now got his maiden ODI call-up. Now, the Gujarat-born cricketer has promised to make a strong comeback and also said that he will keep his supporters updated on his recovery.
Meanwhile, India is all set to play Test, ODI, and T20I series against West Indies in October and it will be interesting to Pandya recover and become a part of the Indian team and wrote, “All your love and support is going to make me come back stronger! Will keep you guys up to date on my recovery. Thank you.”
On the other hand, Shardul Thakur is now experiencing soreness in his right hip and groin after India’s tight win over Hong Kong in their first match of the tournament after which he has been ruled out. Now Siddharth Kaul who recently played in the limited-overs series in England has now earned a recall in his place.
Further, Axar Patel who has injured his left index finger while fielding against Pakistan will now be replaced by Ravindra Jadeja.