Indian cricket team worried about star cricketer's serious injury

From the field straight to the hospital, can Hardik play at all in the World Cup?
Indian cricket team worried about star cricketer's serious injury

The Indian cricket team suffered a major setback in the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup. They play against Bangladesh on Thursday. The match will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. However, the star all-rounder of the Indian cricket team has left the field due to injury. India has played all three matches in the ongoing World Cup so far. It goes without saying that Hardik's injury at that point sends a lot of dangerous signals.

But the Indian team management is seeing a glimmer of hope. He doesn't appear to be able to play again in Thursday's game due to a left ankle injury. The 30-year-old Indian will be able to bat after India's five wickets fall. Or he can come out to bat after 2 hours while chasing runs. Nasser Hussain said this on air. However, the BCCI later said that Hardik had been taken to the hospital for a scan.

Then the match reached 9 overs. Rohit brought Hardik into the attack to put Bangladesh under pressure. He didn't give up a run off the first ball. Four off the second ball. But the Indian all-rounder was in trouble on the third ball. Liton Das's straight drive was blocked and took his body to the opposite side of the follow-through. So that you can block the shot. But his legs were shaken. He injured his left leg. Watching Hardik, it was clear that his injury could raise fears. Pain flashed in his eyes. The physiotherapist immediately entered the field. He also applied tape to his left leg in addition to the treatment. Hardik also stood up. But he couldn't bowl anymore. He left the field in no time. Virat Kohli bowled the other three.

If Hardik does not play, India will be under pressure in other matches as well as the Bangladesh match. He is a reliable batsman in the lower middle order. You can pull the team in when you need it. You can take big shots in the slog. You can turn the game around alone. He is also the vice captain of India. His absence will affect the team. Hardik was taken for a scan. This means that Bangladesh are unlikely to come out with the bat in the match. Shakib Al Hasan always gives his best against India. If India's top and middle order return quickly, Hardik will be India's face. It's unclear if he'll be available. Hardik is injury-prone. He's been injured before. But in the last two years, Hardik has increased the fitness standard a lot. He has also moved away from Test cricket to focus on white-ball cricket. After 12 years, he can make India's dream of winning the World Cup at home a reality. Hardik's injury is increasing the fear of team management.