Vijay Shankar injured by Bumrah’s yorker at practice session
Team India’s tryst with injuries in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 has continued.
The first player to get injured was Shikhar Dhawan, who suffered a fractured thumb. He has been ruled out of the tournament..
Then, Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered a hamstring injury against Pakistan. He will miss a few games.
And now, Vijay Shankar has got injured by Jasprit Bumrah’s yorker.
Shankar suffered injury while batting in the nets
All-rounder Shankar, who was facing Jasprit Bumrah in the nets, failed to negotiate a yorker.
The ball hit Shankar on his toes as he was apparently in severe pain.
However, as per reports, a team source stated that there’s nothing to worry as of now. “Yes, Vijay was in pain but it has subsided by the evening. Hopefully, there’s nothing scary,” the source said.
India will be counting on Shankar
Team India will hope that Shankar is ready for the game on Saturday against Afghanistan. He made his World Cup debut in the previous encounter against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
Shankar picked up two wickets and scored an unbeaten 15-run knock.
Shankar will be counted upon as the sixth bowler of this side, besides making some useful contributions with the bat.