Vijay Shankar Injury update: India captain Virat Kohli passed an official update on the injury of fellow all-rounder Vijay Shankar.
India all-rounder Vijay Shankar getting injured on the eve of India’s first warm-up match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has become a bone of contention for the team. The 28-year old cricketer received a blow on his arm while batting in the nets yesterday.
While Shankar didn’t participate in the practice session, there wasn’t any official update on the extent on his injury. It was captain Virat Kohli who passed an official update while speaking during the toss ahead of the warm-up match against New Zealand.
Vijay Shankar Injury update
After winning the toss, Kohli elected to bat first against the Kiwis. Other than talking about Shankar’s injury, Kohli was also vocal about the change in weather conditions at The Oval and what he expects from his batsmen with respect to the warm-up match.
“Looks like a pitch with some grass on it and you want to put yourself in tough situations in warm-up games. Was overcast a while back, but now it’s sunny again. A little bit of seam would be good throughout the game for bowlers to get into a zone and batsmen to play a compact innings.
UPDATE – Vijay Shankar was hit on his right forearm during practice on Friday. He underwent scans and no fracture has been detected. BCCI Medical Team is aiding him in his recovery pic.twitter.com/47ufzHtLX7
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 25, 2019
The warm up games gives you opportunity for match practice, which is the best kind of practice. Short and sharp [innings from batsmen]. Even if you’re content getting to fifty, and walk off, then that’s good. Vijay [Shankar] got hit in the nets yesterday, so he won’t be playing, Kedar [Jadhav] isn’t playing either. We’re playing with 13,” Kohli was quoted as saying.