India under injury anxiety: Vijay Shankar hit in hand during net batting
Several days ahead of ICC World Cup 2019, India have suffered a major injury blow after Vijay Shankar was hit on his right hand during a training session on Friday.
The 27-year old Tamil Nadu all-rounder was seen in agony after being hit; he was instantly taken care of by the team physio.
Any further detail about the injury is yet to be revealed by Indian team management.
India will play New Zealand in their first warm-up match of the world cup at Kennington Oval in London on Saturday.
Vijay Shankar made his ODI debut in January this year and in nine matches has scored 165 runs and taken two wickets.
Talking about the being selected for the World Cup, Shankar said, “I like to keep things very simple. Initially, there was a lot of happiness around but as the tournament is getting closer I feel the ode of responsibility I must shoulder. I like to be prepared for everything and this is the World Cup, the most prestigious tournament. So, I am definitely focused to give my best.”
Earlier in the day, opener Shikhar Dhawan also got hit on the helmet while training. He had also walked off immediately after just as a precautionary measure.
India’s World Cup squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja