Asia Cup 2018: Twitter Reacts as Deepak Chahar Replaces Injured Hardik Pandya
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 with an acute back injury, and paceman Deepak Chahar is his replacement.
However, unfortunately, Pandya will not take part in the tournament. It was expected after he was stretchered off the field during the group league encounter against Pakistan on September 19, 2018, at Dubai International Stadium.
Moreover, the incident took place in the 18th over of the Pakistan innings. Additionally, it was the fifth delivery from his fifth over. Pandya after completing the follow through immediately felt his lower back and collapsed to the ground while writhing in pain.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave an update on Pandya.
However, it is also confirmed that Pandya will not be available for India’s next game against Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Deepak Chahar has been in good form since the Indian Premier League (IPL). So, he also made his Twenty20 International debut in the third fixture against England.
Well, it was not a good game for him as returned with one for 43 from his ten overs.
Furthermore, Chahar was part of India A squad that toured England where he picked ten wickets in four games. He replaced Jasprit Bumrah who got injured in the England series for the Twenty20 Internationals. Moreover, he was also a part of India A squad in the quadrangular series.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan will miss out the services of their prime pacer in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018. But Chahar might get a debut ODI cap against Bangladesh.
India will wrestle it out against Bangladesh on (September 21), Pakistan on (September 23) and Afghanistan on (September 25) in their top four ties.
On September 19, 2018 (Wednesday), the Indian team registered a clinical win over Pakistan in a one-sided match. Also, India chased down a target of 163 within the 29 overs.
Asia Cup 2018: Here is the Twitter reaction as Deepak Chahar replaces Hardik Pandya:
Deepak Chahar called in to replace Hardik Pandya in #AsiaCup2018
— CricIndeed (@CricIndeed) September 20, 2018
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) September 20, 2018
Rajasthan seamer Deepak Chahar likely to join as Hardik Pandya's cover for remainder of #AsiaCup2018.
— Kushan Sarkar (@kushansarkar) September 20, 2018
— Sumeeth Msdians (@SumeethMSD) September 20, 2018
Deepak Chahar, Jadeja & Sid Kaul's inclusion might scatter ICC's Satta Bazar plans
Keeping Jadeja out is ridiculous
I noticed on news channels some experts hinted on Pak getting all out b4 50 ovrs
Pakis actually threw their wkts (intended to lose?)
Md Aamir is good but overhyped
— Tanmaya Chauhan (@Tanmayachauhan) September 20, 2018
Is it final jadeja returning? https://t.co/T0RHCACSNX
— 🔥🔥 (@Shubh_ad) September 20, 2018
Luck smilesin the shape of injury to someone else. "Deepak Chahar"
— Raj Mohan Khurana (@RajThebookman) September 20, 2018
— Chandler Stark Kings (@SarcasmChamp) September 20, 2018
— Swastik Kumar Dash™ (@swastik0728) September 20, 2018
Deepak chahar has been called in is what i read somewhere 🤕 not sure though
— Mahadevan (@PingMahadevan) September 20, 2018
.#Deepak_Chahar replace H Pandya in Asia Cup 2018
— Rinki Singh Dhoni (@RinkiMsd7) September 20, 2018
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) September 20, 2018
Now this is a good proof that Indian selectors have no sense these Deepak Chahar is now Pandya's replacement. I thought it was perfect time to give Krunal his debut. Lower order is now even more brittle @deepanshu270 @yash_gy77 #AsiaCup2018
— Romeo Rajat (@RomeoRajat2) September 20, 2018
Jadeza could be better replacement of Hardik Pandya but I think India need a fast bowling all-rounder thats why they replaced Deepak chahar with Hardik instead of Jadeza and Krunal !
— Bhupesh Dave (@Bhupesh_live) September 20, 2018
— Jason Dsouza (@jdnats) September 20, 2018
— Milton Royappa (@miltonroyappa) September 20, 2018
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup with an acute back injury and Deepak Chahar is likely to be his replacement. Chahar will be landing in Dubai Today (20)#AsiaCup18
— Nibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) September 20, 2018
Indian all-rounder @hardikpandya7 has been ruled out of the ongoing cup with an acute back injury and Deepak Chahar is likely to be his replacement. Deepak Chahar will be landing on Thursday ( today ).#Dream11 #AsiaCup18 #cricketnews #INDvPAK#Dream11Tips
— Wolverine (@iam_Wolverine1) September 20, 2018
Krunal Pandya would have been an ideal replacement instead of Deepak Chahar ,more than a fast bowler a spin bowling all rounder who's more realiable batsman would be a much better in these heating conditions of UAE
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) September 20, 2018