Umesh Yadav injury: The Indian fast bowler seems to have suffered a calf injury while bowling at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
After securing a 131-run first-innings lead, India have started well in the second innings as fast bowler Umesh Yadav drew first blood in the form of Australia opening batsman Joe Burns (4).
Yadav, who shared the new ball with Jasprit Bumrah, bowled testing lines to the right-hand batsman before bowling an absolute peach which induced an outside edge and was taken safely by India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.
In a delivery which pitched on the middle and then swung away from the batsman, Burns was left with not many options. The 31-year old player opting for an unsuccessful review acted as salt to Australia’s wounds.
Umesh Yadav injury
While India gained an advantage by dismissing Burns with the new ball, they were soon in the middle of an unwanted situation as Yadav injured his left calf on the back of a suspicious landing.
It all happened in the eighth over when Yadav bowled a dot ball to Australia opening batsman Matthew Wade. Having immediately called for a physio, it was evident that Yadav was in significant pain.
Upon receiving medical attention, Yadav didn’t take much time before deciding to walk-off the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was debutant Mohammed Siraj who was called in to complete the over.
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 28, 2020
With India already having lost the likes of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami due to respective injuries, they wouldn’t want Yadav to face a similar fate. An official word from the Indian team management is yet to be put out.
How Twitterati reacted:
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) December 28, 2020
As Umesh Yadav leaves the field, the value of having an extra specialist bowler just gets accentuated even more #AUSvIND
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) December 28, 2020
Big moment in the game. Umesh Yadav has limped off the field with an issue to his left leg. Pulled up short after bowling. Immediately called for medical attention. Maybe a hamstring strain? Huge doubts now if he can bowl again this game. #AusvIndia
— Andrew Wu (@wutube) December 28, 2020
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 28, 2020
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