After Rishabh Pant, now ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been taken for scans after suffering a blow in his fingers while batting on day 3 of the 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The list of injuries for Team India keep on mounting after Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, and KL Rahul. They also have lost Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar even before landing in Australia.
It was a deadly short ball around the off-stump from Mitchell Starc. Ravindra Jadeja managed to get a touch and drops it next to the pitch on the offside. However, he got hit on the left thumb when he was trying to defend that.
Ravindra Jadeja suffers finger injury
Generally, a tough cricketer, Jadeja looked in immense pain as the physio walked out in the middle. After a close look from the physio personnel, his left thumb was taped and he carried on with his batting. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja was looking forward to coming out to the field and also made a couple of throws before pulling out.
He could hardly bend that thumb as Mayank Agarwal came out as his replacement. It’s his bowling hand too, this can be a big blow to India if this injury is a serious one. As everyone continued to dwell, BCCI stated that Ravindra Jadeja has been taken for scans and the report is awaited.
“Ravindra Jadeja suffered a blow to his left thumb while batting. He has been taken for scans,” BCCI wrote in a statement.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 9, 2021
Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja is very crucial to India for the remainder of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He contributed with both bat and ball and has been electrifying in the field. He chipped in with four wickets in the first innings before inducing a run-out. Jadeja backed his effort with the ball with an unbeaten 28-run knock helping India reduce the lead.
On the other hand, the Aussies have extended their lead 181 runs with Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the middle. India will have to get both of these quickly to give themselves some chances of winning the Test match.