Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. (Photo: BCCI)

Indian wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan was taken to hospital on Saturday during the second T20I match between India and Sri Lanka in Dharamshala. The left-handed batter was hit on the head from a lethal pace delivery bowled by Sri Lankan speedster Lahiru Kumara in the fourth over of India’s innings.

The ball clonked on his helmet and the Jharkhand player was immediately down and was left bewildered, the bowler also came to check him before the Indian physios examined the situation on the field.

Kishan continued to bat after receiving the blow but his innings didn’t last long as he was caught by Dasun Shanaka off Kumara’s bowling on the first ball of the final over of Powerplay.

IND vs SL: Ishan Kishan Rushed To Hospital After Being Hit On Head By Lahiru Kumara In Second T20I
Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. Image: BCCI

Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Chandimal in the hospital

In the middle of the match, Kishan was rushed to a hospital in Kangra (Himachal Pradesh). Besides Ishan, Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Chandimal was also taken to the hospital after he suffered a thumb injury while keeping the wickets in the second innings.

“I have been attached to the Indian team and I got information that an Indian player, who has sustained a head injury, has been brought in the hospital. His CT scan was conducted and he has been under observation,” said Dr Shubham, as reported by news agency ANI. 

“A Sri Lankan player has also been admitted in the hospital, after receiving a thumb injury in the second T20I. We are monitoring everything right now,” he added.

India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the T20I series against Sri Lanka

Ind vs SL
Ind vs SL. Image: BCCI

India won the match by seven wickets as they chased 184 with 2.5 overs to spare, Shreyas Iyer remained undefeated on 74 and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hammered 45 off 18 including seven fours and a six to Dushmantha Chameera in the 16th over. Jadeja’s quickfire knock helped India seal the T20I series 2-0 with one game left, the final T20I will be played on Sunday at the same venue.

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