India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja reportedly to miss 2nd Test in Visakhapatnam due to hamstring injury

 India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja reportedly to miss 2nd Test in Visakhapatnam due to hamstring injury

Source: X

India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja may miss 2nd test in Visakhapatnam due to hamstring injury. On the fourth day of the first Test in Hyderabad. The star all-rounder of India was in discomfort and pain after being an incredible run out by English skipper Ben Stokes on Sunday.

Jadeja did his scan in Hyderabad on Sunday. His scan reports have been sent to Mumbai. His assessment of the extent of the hamstring injury is expected on Monday. Probably he will miss the 2nd test as per the source.

Second Test will begin on February 2, in Visakhapatnam

Scan reports of all the injured players sent to a Mumbai institute, it’s a standard protocol Of the Indian team. In this case, a medical opinion is anticipated by Monday. Initial reports of Jadeja, suggest that there is a possibility of a torn ligament, and Jadeja was limping while walking back to the dressing room on Sunday. It was not a good sign for Team India.

What we understand is that it is a hamstring pull and not tear; so he should be fine for the third Test certainly if he can’t play the second,” said internal source.

India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid suggested that he had no information. “I honestly haven’t had a chance to speak to the physio as yet. Once I get back, I’ll speak to him and see what it is about,” said Dravid when asked about Jadeja’s fitness after the match. Jadeja was dismissed by a direct hit at the non-striker’s end from a stunning throw by Ben Stokes while attempting a run off Joe Root’s delivery.

Jadeja is declared unfit after that incident. Kuldeep Yadav is a possible replacement. Meanwhile, the team will miss the all-rounder for his batting and, notably, for his exceptional fielding skills. Jadeja scored 87 in the first innings and was India’s highest scorer in the first innings too. He contributed only two runs before being run out in the second innings by Ben Stokes. He took five wickets for 219 runs, combined two innings in the first test in Hyderabad.

The Indian team will stay in Hyderabad on Monday, and schedule to fly to Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.


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