Virat Kohli provides a massive update on the injury status on Bhuvaneshwar Kumar’s injury while bowling during Ind vs Pak World Cup match
It’s finally done and dusted. The Cricketing fraternity did not only witness the ‘Mother of all matches’ at the Old Trafford in Manchester, but also an emphatic 89-run victory and a 7th one for the Indian Cricket Team over its arch-rivals Pakistan in World Cup matches.
However, looking at the larger picture from the Indian Cricket Team’s point of view, a yet another injury scare might add on to the already existing worries. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was injured during the 5th over of the second innings, and was forced to sit out for the remainder of the match. His absence was a vital blow for the Indian Team at that point in time, but Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya made sure his absence was not largely felt in the Pakistan chase with some fine display of bowling.
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After the win however, Indian skipper Virat Kohli came up with a massive injury update on the fast bowler, who is a vital cog in the Indian bowling department alongside Jasprit Bumrah.
What did Virat Kohli comment on Bhuvaneshwar’s injury?
Speaking at the post-match presentation, Virat Kohli made it clear that the hamstring injury Bhuvaneshwar suffered quite early on in the innings, was not a really serious one, although he might have to sit out for the next 2-3 matches in the World Cup.
“Bhuvi’s case looks like a niggle, a case of slipping on the footmarks. It doesn’t look too serious at the moment and looks like he could recover in a couple of games from now, maximum of three games”, said Virat Kohli.
Kohli also asserted upon the fact that despite him being an important member in the side, his team still has the services of the third seamer in the team- Mohammad Shami, who is ready for the opportunity up for grabs.
“But we have Shami with us and it shouldn’t be much of a worry for us. Even Bhuvi doesn’t think his niggle is too bad and that time would heal it”, added Kohli.
India have the services of Mohammad Shami in the next few games, but that would mean that India would be an all-rounder short in their side. But, looking at the red-hot form the Indian batting order is in at the moment, this gamble might be worth taking.
India play their next World Cup match on June 22 (Saturday) against Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.