crew India He suffered multiple injuries after taking the field in the second ODI against Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday. Young fast bowler Kuldeep Sen was already unavailable for selection after complaining of back stiffness after making his debut on Sunday and was replaced by Umran Malik in the playing XI. But the injury of captain Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Deepak Chahar has increased India’s concern.
Take a look at our playing XI for the 2nd ODI. Kuldeep Sen complained of stiffness in his back after the first ODI on Sunday. The BCCI medical team assessed him and advised him rest. He was not available for selection for the second ODI.#BANvIND pic.twitter.com/XhQxlQ6aMZ
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 7, 2022
The Indian skipper suffered the injury in the second over while taking Anamul Haque’s catch at second slip off fast bowler Mohammad Siraj. Despite trying to catch the ball with both hands, Rohit could not catch the ball and the ball fell on him. But it hit his left thumb, which started bleeding and Rohit was forced to leave the field immediately for treatment.
“India captain Rohit Sharma injured his thumb while fielding in the second ODI. He was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He has now gone for scans,” BCCI said in a tweet. There is no further update on the status of the Indian captain and his availability for the upcoming games.
Update: India captain Rohit Sharma suffered a thumb injury while fielding in the 2nd ODI. He was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He has now gone for scans. pic.twitter.com/LHysrbDiKw— BCCI (@BCCI) December 7, 2022
Meanwhile, Deepak Chahar developed a problem with his hamstring and had to leave the field. He could only bowl 3 overs before being dismissed and missed a significant part of the first innings. Rahul Tripathi was replaced in his place.
The fast bowler from Agra has not been a regular on the field this year as several injuries kept him out of action. He could not play the entire IPL 2022 but came back for the West Indies tour. Unfortunately, he tore a quadricep muscle and withdrew to the Nationals. Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation.
After recovering, he was back in Zimbabwe but was ruled out of the last 2 ODIs against South Africa at home in October. On Wednesday, he suffered hamstring tightness and was gone. The BCCI is yet to say anything about the nature of his injury.