Updated June 5th, 2024 at 23:22 IST

Is Rohit Sharma injured? India captain left the field after completing fifty vs Ireland in T20 WC

The India vs Ireland match saw a moment of concern for Indian fans when Rohit Sharma had to leave the field after scoring a crucial fifty.

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Team India registered a routine win over Ireland by 8 wickets in their opening game at the Nassau County International Stadium, in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The Indian squad excelled in every department, starting with an outstanding performance by the bowlers. They managed to restrict Ireland to a meagre total of 96 runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh each picked up two wickets, while Hardik Pandya led the charge with three wickets, showcasing India's dominance with the ball.

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Rohit Sharma left the field after getting hit on the shoulder

However, the match saw a moment of concern for Indian fans when Rohit Sharma had to leave the field after scoring a crucial fifty. India had a shaky start with Virat Kohli departing early, but Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant steadied the innings, bringing control to India's chase. Sharma's half-century was instrumental in stabilizing the innings, but immediately after reaching this milestone, he retired hurt.

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The incident occurred at the Nassau County International Stadium, where Sharma received a nasty hit on the shoulder, prompting him to leave the field. This unexpected exit raised concerns about his fitness and availability for the upcoming crucial match against Pakistan, scheduled to be played on Sunday.

Despite the scare, initial signs post-match suggest that the injury might not be as serious as feared. After the game, Sharma was seen shaking hands with opposition players, indicating that he might be in good spirits and not suffering from a severe injury. Moreover, he also displayed a thumbs up after India's resounding win.

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India will take on Pakistan next at the same venue. An India vs Pakistan match is always a much-sought after match, let's see what fireworks it will have in store this time.

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Published June 5th, 2024 at 23:22 IST