Rishabh Pant injury: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman got brutally hit on his left elbow after missing a pull shot at the SCG.
During the third day of the third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was at the receiving end of a brutal blow by Australia vice-captain Pat Cummins.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 85th over when Pant’s attempt to pull Cummins brought a substantial amount of discomfort for him. With the ball not bouncing as much as expected, Pant ended up playing over the ball and resultantly missing it.
In the process, the ball went on to hit his left elbow causing severe pain. With the southpaw immediately falling down, he received medical attention from the Indian physio which caused a significant delay.
After receiving the medical treatment and visibly getting taped on the elbow, Pant resumed batting. Still looking in pain, the 23-year old player was soon dismissed by Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood after the former edged a fuller delivery to David Warner at first slip.
While a 53-run partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara (50) and Pant (36) had given hopes of India closing in on the Australian total, both of them getting out in quick succession put India back in trouble.
With Ravindra Jadeja left with the tail-enders right now, the visitors would be hoping for him to reduce the deficit as much as possible.
Rishabh Pant injury
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 9, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Rishabh clearly still in considerable discomfort. #AUSvIND
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) January 9, 2021
And there’s the wicket. Was coming after the injury. Good grab from Warner and what could have turned into a very imp innings ends for Pant.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 9, 2021
Rishabh Pant is hit on the elbow; looks in pain!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 9, 2021
Rishabh Pant’s false shot percentage in this series so far is 9.5%, the lowest of any batsman. #AUSvIND
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) January 9, 2021
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