Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya walked off the field after sustaining a hip injury during the ongoing marquee clash against Pakistan in the Asia Cup Group A match.
Meanwhile, India struck twice before Pakistan started to rebuild the innings after Sarfraz Ahmed opted to bat first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who went wicketless in the last match against Hong Kong provided the early breakthrough.
He removed Imam-ul-Haq in the third over, to put India on the top. Jasprit Bumrah, on the other hand, was on point as he bowled back to back maiden overs. Kumar continued his prime form as he removed the dangerous Fakhar Zaman to put Pakistan on backfoot in this Asia Cup game.
However, since then, Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik showed enough grit to steady the Pakistan innings. They added 50+ runs for the third wicket to guide Pakistan back into the game.
Hardik Pandya sustains a hip injury
It was the 18th over of the game when Pandya came steaming in to bowl at Babar Azam. However, Hardik went on the ground after finishing the followthrough. He seemed to be in serious discomfort and his colleagues comes around to check his injury. It looked like he slipped but could be cramps as well.
The physio came running to attend to Hardik Pandya who continued to lie motionless with a lot of pain writ over his face. However, it doesn’t look great, as the stretcher takes him out of the ground.
Meanwhile, this will be a huge blow for India in this Asia Cup as it looks like a hip injury for Hardik Pandya.
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