Asia Cup 2018: Kedar Jadhav to undergo scan after hamstring injury

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Injuries continue to haunt all-rounder Kedar Jadhav as he is again down with a hamstring strain suffered while batting during India’s successful chase in the final of the Asia Cup 2018 against Bangladesh in Dubai.

Jadhav, who returned to the Indian team after being out of action for almost three months nursing a hamstring injury, experienced the problem once again last night as he tried to steal a quick single after hitting the ball to mid-off.

The 33-year-old was looked into by the physio Patrick Farhart and decided to continue batting before he went off soon after.

With Men in Blue needing his services while chasing a 223-run target, a limping Jadhav returned to the crease and ran the most defining single of his short international career as India beat Bangladesh by three wickets to win their seventh Asia Cup title in a pulsating last-ball finish at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

“Kedar suffered a right hamstring strain which is the other leg from his previous problem. Scans will be done and an update on the same will be given in a few days,” a BCCI official said.

“It’s at least Grade I or II tears. Let’s see tomorrow,” Jadhav said while speaking to Kevin Pietersen after India’s victory late Friday night.

Earlier Jadhav, who had been a regular in India’s ODI team, suffered a grade 2 hamstring tear in the opening game of the IPL 2018 and was ruled out for the entire season and India’s subsequent tour of Ireland and England.

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