As much as the Australian team has had injury concerns, the Indian side also had the same. One of the latest casualties appeared to be India’s keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who copped a blow on his hand while batting. However, as revealed by journalist Boria Majumdar, Rishabh Pant should be able to bat on day five.
Rishabh Pant did not keep wickets on day three as Australia came out to bat in the second innings with Wriddhiman Saha fulfilling the duties. The 22-year old went to get his hand scanned and Boria Majumdar revealed that he did not sustain any significant damage. While he is receiving treatment for injury, Pant should bat on day five in India’s second innings.
Rishabh Pant batted at number six on day three of the third Test in Sydney and forged a partnership of 53 with Cheteshwar Pujara; however, departed for 36. Josh Hazlewood took his wicket when he edged one to the slip cordon where David Warner took a regulation catch. The Delhi-born keeper-batsman has copped criticism in the third Test for dropping a couple of catches off Will Pucovski’s bat.
Australia eventually bowled out India for 225 after managing 338 in their first innings and in the process also attained a lead of 94. After losing Will Pucovski and David Warner, Steve Smith and Marnus Labushchagne stabilised the ship with an unbeaten 68-run stand. The hosts are already 197 runs ahead and will look to further build on it on day four
Below is the tweet of Boria Majumdar regarding Rishabh Pant:
Breaking in what should come as some relief for India @RishabhPant17 s scans show no major damage. He is in pain but should be able to bat on day 5. He is being treated for the injury. Watch [email protected] @SportsTodayofc for more.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 9, 2021