Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out for six weeks after he sustained a fracture on his left thumb. The cricketer coped a vicious Mitchell Starc delivery on Day 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to add to India’s injury woes. Jadeja is now unlikely to take a bat in India’s second innings on Day 5 and is all set to miss a segment against England in February at home.
India’s current line-up is marred with injuries. Before Ravindra Jadeja became the latest victim of an untimely wound that will keep him out of the field for six weeks, the visitors lost Mohammad Shami (forearm) and KL Rahul (wrist) to injuries earlier in their ongoing series in Australia. Moreover, seasoned pacers like Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav were not part of the touring party as they continue to recover from their own injuries while opener Rohit Sharma joined the camp late in the tour.
Additionally, even Hanuma Vihari is down with a hamstring injury while it is believed that R Ashwin was hit on the thumb during Day 5 of the SCG Test. As a depleted Indian unit battle to attain supremacy at the SCG, several Indian fans hilariously requested national coach Ravi Shastri to come out of his playing retirement. Fans believe that Shastri should “pad up” if another one of his players gets injured. Here is a look at some of the funniest requests made by fans for the former Indian all-rounder.
For next test I think ravishastri will come to bat we’re running short of players— Dr. Durga Rajulu (@durga1184) January 11, 2021
Seeing the number of injuries, can't wait to see Ravi Shastri kit up for the Brisbane Test! #INDvAUS— Arjit Dabas (@arjit29d) January 11, 2021
As per ANI, sources close to the Indian team have revealed that Ravindra Jadeja will now be out for around six weeks. The report further indicated that he is likely to miss India’s first two Tests in their upcoming home season against England.
India vs Australia 4th Test – January 15 to 19, The Gabba in Brisbane
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