Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of Pakistan match with hamstring injury
India have been hit with a serious injury concern as pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar walked off the field in the fifth over the innings against Pakistan after he felt pain in his hamstring. He has also been ruled out from playing further role in all important India vs Pakistan clash in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
It was the fifth over of Pakistan innings in which Bhuvneshwar was thumping Imam-ul-Haq hands as he was removing the ball from the left-hander. In any case, the quick bowler felt the inconvenience subsequent to deliver the fourth ball of that over.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar stopped for a moment to talk with Virat Kohli and the remainder of the players before walking off the field. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja replaced Bhuvneshwar in the field. However, his first four ball was dot and then Vijay Shankar came to bowl the remainin two balls of that over. Indeed, Kumar’s great work in the over was much fruitful as Vijay Shankar took the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq on the first delivary he bowled.
According to The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) media, it was “tightness in his left hamstring” which forced Bhuvneshwar to leave the field. They also tweeted: “Due to tightness in his left hamstring, Bhuvneshwar will play no further part in this game. We hope all is well 🙏#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #CWC19 #IndiaVsPakistan #INDvPAK.”
Bhuvneshwar isn’t the first player to be added in the injury list for India. Just few days ago, opener Shikhar Dhawan is ruled out of three weeks of India’s upcoming World Cup matches after he suffered a hairline fracture on his left thumb.
Earlier, Indian openers smashed the Pakistan bowlers all over the park as Rohit picked up his 24th ODI century and KL Rahul scored a half century to help the team to set-up a huge total of 336 runs in 50 overs.
Rohit played a beautiful innings of 140 runs off 113 balls and Rahul scored 57 runs off 78 balls while skipper Virat Kohli scored 77 off 65 balls. Mohammad Amir took 3 wickets for Pakistan. At the time of writing this report, Pakistan have not been in good position with a scorecard of 137/5 in 29 overs.