The all-rounder Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is likely to miss the upcoming India-New Zealand match scheduled on October 22 in Dharamshala. Hardik had a minor injury during the India – Bangladesh Match after getting an accidental ankle twist.
During the 9th over of the last Bangladesh innings, Pandya tried to stop a shot from Litton Das with his right leg but ended up slipping in the process. He landed awkwardly on his left leg and the doctor had to rush to the field as Pandya looked in great pain.
Hardik Pandya’s injury
While Hardik clarified that though the ankle injury was minor but still proper assessments are required. As per the BCCI report, proper scans are done taking cautions about the ankle twist.
The worries of the Indian cricket fans were light heartedly handled by Indian captain Rohit Sharma. He assured that no major damage had occurred to the charismatic all-rounder Hardik. The captain appreciated Indian cricket fans joy and response towards the World Cup matches. He embraces that such joy help in boosting up team’s performance.
The Indian team showed the true team spirit during the last India vs Bangladesh match. After Hardik’s ankle twist, Rohit immediately called Virat Kohli to bowl the remaining balls of the over.
India has won 4 matches in this World Cup series. It has credible gained second spot in the points table. With each approaching matches, it is become more competitive and crucial for India to keep on winning the cricket matches.
Though India won match against Bangladesh by seven wickets, but we had a negative thing happen with Hardik Pandya getting injured. It is true that injuries are part of healthy sports journey, but injury of an important Indian player that to during the World Cup series can be dangerous for India.
This cannot be wrong to say that Hardik Pandya is more likely to miss the Sunday match of India against New Zealand, the team on number one spot in the points table.
It would be interesting to see what outcomes would be possible in the upcoming match of India vs New Zealand. Hardik is an important asset for Indian cricket team.