Injury scare for Team India: Stand-in Captain KL Rahul suffered an injury ahead of 2nd test
Team India is already suffering from various injuries to some of their key members. However, on Wednesday, the Indian team faced another blow when stand-in captain KL Rahul also sustained an injury during the training session ahead of the second game.
Notably, India has already missed the services of Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami. Then, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma suffered an injury to his left thumb during the second ODI of the three-match series against Bangladesh and was ruled out of the test series.
Now, Rahul, who was doing his batting practise at the nets, was hit by a ball on his right hand during the throw-down session. Team India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with a 188-run victory in the first game at Chattogram.
However, they still need to win the second test as well to stay alive in the ongoing World Test Championship, and another injury to the first-choice player will surely be a major source of concern for the team and its management.
Although India's batting coach Vikram Rathour has said that the injury is not serious, nothing can be said now. He said, "doesn’t look serious". "He (Rahul) seems to be fine. Hopefully he’ll be okay. The doctors are looking at it, but hopefully he’ll be okay."
Rathour was himself giving the throwdowns to Rahul when the ball hit him on his hand. He was seen rubbing the area where the ball struck, and the medical team even attended to him for a while. India's stand-in captain didn't have the performance he would have wanted in the first test.
He scored 22 and 23 in two innings of the game. However, there is nothing official said related to his injury. But if in case, he gets ruled out for the second test tomorrow, then it will be stand-in vice captain Cheteshwar Pujara, who will lead the Indian team.