IND vs BAN: Watch: Hardik Pandya Suffers Injury While Bowling; Walks Off The Field

Updated - 19 Oct 2023, 05:19 PM

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya [PC: X]

India have suffered a major blow in the ongoing match 17 of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Bangladesh. All-rounder Hardik Pandya faced an injury at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune while bowling. 

Hardik Pandya came into the attack in the 9th over and he started pretty well. However, he conceded two fours on the next two balls. During the third ball of the over, he tried to stop the boundary from Litton Das in his follow-through but slipped in the attempt to save the boundary. 

As Hardik Pandya tried to stop the ball with his right leg and slipped, he looked in immense pain. The physio ran to the ground and taped the all-rounder’s ankle. He was back on his feet after the treatment and tried to bowl but he couldn’t as looked in pain and then walked off the field. 

Here’s the video: 

The nature of the injury is yet to be known but it’ll cost India in the game. Hardik Pandya has chipped in really well with the ball in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. His absence means India will have just five specialized bowlers and Bangladesh have utilized that well as they targeted Shardul Thakur. 

Earlier in the game, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. They were very cautious in the start but once they had their eye on it, they took Indian bowlers to the the cleaners. Both Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan have batted magnificently well and have added over 71 runs partnership, which is the highest for Bangladesh in World Cups. 

IND vs BAN: Virat Kohli bowls the remaining three deliveries of Hardik Pandya’s over 

After Hardik Pandya went off the field, captain Rohit Sharma handed the ball to Virat Kohli. The crowd erupted in joy as this happened and they were cheating “Kohli Kohli”. 

Virat Kohli bowled three deliveries very well. He was right on the target and gave away just 2 runs in the three balls he bowled. It remains to be seen if Rohit Sharma will turn up to him any further in the game or not.

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