Indian skipper Rohit Sharma rushed to hospital for scans after being hit on thumb in 2nd ODI vs BAN
The second ODI game between India and Bangladesh is under way at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. It was Bangladesh that won the toss and decided to bat first. But during the game, the visitors faced a big blow, when the Indian skipper was hit with a ball.
He was hit by the ball in the second over of the inning while fielding at slip. Mohammed Siraj bowled a swinging ball, which took an edge off Anamul Haque Bijoy's bat and went to slip towards Rohit.
He tried to catch the ball as it was a low catch, and Rohit got both hands to it, but the ball hit him awkwardly on his thumb, and the ball bounced out. The medical team rushed to him as he was seen in severe pain.
The blood also started coming out of his left palm, and he went out of the field. And now, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that the Indian captain was taken to the hospital to do the necessary scans.
The BCCI confirmed in a statement that "India Captain Rohit Sharma suffered a blow to his thumb while fielding in the 2nd ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him. He has now gone for scans."
Update: India Captain Rohit Sharma suffered a blow to his thumb while fielding in the 2nd ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him. He has now gone for scans. pic.twitter.com/LHysrbDiKw— BCCI (@BCCI) December 7, 2022
Once Rohit went off the field, it was vice captain KL Rahul who took over the duties of captaincy, and Rajat Patidar came in as a substitute fielder. Notably, it is a must-win game for the visitors after they lost the close game on Sunday.
Rohit's injury might cost India a lot, as he is a vital member at the top of the order. India made two changes in their playing XI from the last game. Pacer Kuldeep Sen and all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed made way for Axar Patel and Umran Malik.