Off-spinner, Washington Sundar hopes that Navdeep Saini isn’t injured badly and wishes for the pacer to return to the field on Day 2 at the Gabba. The Indian team is hit by another injury as the right-arm pacer, Navdeep Saini limped off the field on Day 1 of the ongoing Test against Australia in Brisbane.
In the 35th over of Australia’s first innings, after bowling just 7.5 overs, Saini went flat on the ground and later left the field with a groin injury. The BCCI has updated that Saini has been taken to the hospital for scans after he complained of pain in his groin.
“To be honest I have no idea about that but let’s see. I really wish he comes back and bowls the first over tomorrow,” Washington Sundar said after stumps at day 1 at the Gabba.
India was already without their 5 first-choice bowlers and had to field a relatively young and inexperienced bowling attack.
Yes, there was some nervousness: Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar was handed his debut cap by Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of the game. Like his senior Tamil Nadu teammate has done throughout the series, Sundar too troubled Australia’s talisman batsman, Steve Smith, and eventually dismissed him as his maiden Test wicket. Sundar would go on to bowl 22 overs in the day and gave 63 runs with the big wicket of Smith.
The 21-year-old was picked over Kuldeep Yadav and has justified his selection bowling brilliantly on most parts of the day, despite having only a 12-match first-class experience. He admits that he was nervous at the start, but is excited to bowl more in Test cricket and is proud to represent his country.
“It’s a big opportunity to represent the country and playing Test cricket is an amazing thing. I was very excited to go there and bowl the first ball and after that, I just wanted to bowl a lot many balls and pick wickets. Yes, there was some nervousness but more than anything it’s an amazing opportunity to represent the country,” Sundar added.