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India vs Sri Lanka: After a brief scare in the first T20I, Hardik Pandya delivers an injury update.

Hardik Pandya Injury Update

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India won their 1st T20I match against Sri Lanka in a final ball thriller. Captain Hardik Pandya gave a small injury scare in the second innings of the match when the hosts were bowling. 

  • Hardik Pandya is leading India in the T20I series
  • The Indian captain did not look comfortable while bowling in the third over
  • teammates helps after Hardik Pandya cramped up

Indian Captain Hardik Pandya gave a small injury in the 1st T20 match against South Africa in the three-match series, when he did not look comfortable while bowling his third over. Pandya constantly tried to touch his back and it looked like something is wrong or something is bothering him in his back. Which made the commentators wonder if the player had tweaked something in that similar region.

The Indian captain came later in the post-match presentation and confirmed that there was nothing major and he was just cramping up due to lack of water. 

“Now I have tendency to scare people but if I am smiling then everything is fine. I did not sleep well, did not drink enough water and hence the glutes were stiff,” Pandya said.

The final over of the game was bowled by Axar Patel who defended 13 runs in the final over. Axar had been hit for 8 runs in his first three balls, but managed to hold his nerve. Pandya later said that this was a great way to put themselves in difficult situations and learn from the bilateral ties.

“I want to put this team in difficult situations because it will help us in big games (on Axar bowling the last over). Bilaterals we are very good at and this is how we are going to challenge ourselves,” Pandya said.

The India captain hailed the youngsters in the team. Especially Shivam Mavi and said that they just needed to back themselves and not be scared of failure.

“To be honest, all the young guns got us out of the situation today. The conversation was very simple. I have seen him (Mavi) bowl well in the IPL and I know what are his strengths. Just back yourself and don’t worry about getting hit,” Pandya concluded.

IND vs SL Squads for the T20I :

India: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk). Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson. Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal. Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama. Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (Vice Captain). Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara

Akash Kumar
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