India have suffered a World Cup concern in their league fixture against England at Edgbaston, with KL Rahul leaving the field.
He attempted to take a catch while fielding at long-on and fell awkwardly only to walk off the field.
The incident happened in the 16th over of the innings when Jonny Bairstow launched Yuzvendra Chahal’s flighted delivery. One seemed he might not have timed the ball even as Rahul was waiting at the long-on to take the catch. He was right at the boundary but the batsman had done enough to get it over the fielder for a six. Rahul, however, timed his jump well but couldn’t get his hands on the ball but fell down with some impact and looked uncomfortable since then.
The physio Patrick Farhart attended him in the drinks break and Rahul wasn’t good to continue. Left-arm spinner Ravichandran Jadeja – a dynamic fielder – came on to replace the opening batsman.
Later on, BCCI issued a statement on Rahul’s injury status. “KL Rahul landed on his back while attempting a catch at the boundary. He is being treated and assessed. He is expected to be back,” read the statement.
Also, Harsha Bhogle on air mentioned that Rahul’s injury is an external one, so there will be no issue as far as him opening the innings is concerned. He can bat anywhere as well.
Earlier, Vijay Shankar was ruled out of the England clash with a ‘toe niggle’ as revealed by India skipper Virat Kohli during the toss at Edgbaston. Rishabh Pant replaced him in the playing eleven.