Bhuvneshwar Kumar injury: India fast bowler was seen walking off the ground amidst his first spell against Pakistan at Manchester.
During the 22nd match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar injured his hamstring to walk off the ground.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar injury
Bowling his third over, Bhuvneshwar landed awkwardly after bowling the fourth delivery of the over. After feeling the initial discomfort, the right-arm fast bowler eventually decided to leave the ground.
In what came as a huge blow for India, it was more like a blessing in disguise for them. Vijay Shankar, who was included in the team as Shikhar Dhawan’s replacement, was given the ball to complete the over.
Bowling his first ever World Cup delivery, Shankar found Pakistan opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq (7) wanting in front of the stumps. The all-rounder making early inroads came as a colossal relief for India as it was vital to take an early wicket to keep the opposition on the back foot.
Talking of Bhuvneshwar, the Indian team management have made public the update that he has “tightness in his left hamstring” and will take no further part in the match. Indian team will be hoping for him to recover quickly for they can’t afford to lose another senior player in a tournament like this.
How Twitter reacted:
Bowls his first ever World Cup delivery…
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 16, 2019
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019
Shankar makes Bhuvi’s absence midway thru the over into opportunity for himself to do a star turn. Wicket with his first ball! He’ll never forget this moment
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 16, 2019
Vijay Shankar becomes only the 3rd man to take a wicket off his very first World Cup delivery. Emulates Malachi Jones of Bermuda (remember Uthappa’s edge to Dwayne Leverock?) and Ian Harvey. #INDvPAK
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) June 16, 2019
Who is Vijay Shankar and why is everyone deleting their tweets on him?
— Ishita Yadav (@IshitaYadav) June 16, 2019
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