India have made an excellent start to their ICC World Cup campaign, but a few injuries to star cricketers have been a major setback. While Shikhar Dhawan will miss the remainder of the tournament owing to a thumb injury, Kumar has a hamstring pull and will be out of action for a few games. To top that, Vijay Shankar copped up a blow during the net session of Jasprit Bumrah yesterday which has put the team in all sorts of trouble. However, Bumrah revealed that Shankar is fine and has injury problems.
Bumrah gives an update on Shankar’s injury
The all-rounder got hit on the toe from a lethal yorker off Jasprit Bumrah while batting at the nets on Wednesday. Vijay Shankar looked in tremendous pain and left the nets immediately as a safety measure. Shankar didn’t reply to training on Thursday which raised more doubts about his participation in the game against Afghanistan on Saturday.
Jasprit Bumrah, while addressing the media, said that the young all-rounder is doing fine and there is no injury scare. Despite admitting any kind of injury is unfortunate but mentioned that they are part and parcel of the game. Shankar played a key role in his World Cup debut against Pakistan on June 16 at Manchester.
“We don’t obviously want to injure the batsman. Sometimes, when you play in the nets, nobody tells the batsmen not to hit. So they hit as well. It was unfortunate that he (Shankar) got hit. This is part and parcel of the game. But he is okay, he is fine,” Bumrah said.
Meanwhile, if Vijay Shankar fails to recover in time, young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is likely to get a go against minnows. In conclusion, Jasprit Bumrah admitted that they won’t take bottom-placed Afghanistan lightly when they go up against them on June 22 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton.