Hardik Pandya injury: Massive scare for India as all-rounder hurts his ankle during IND vs BAN CWC 2023 match
Hardik Pandya suffered an injury on his left ankle while bowling in IND vs BAN match in Pune.
Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat in the match. The early stages of the game showcased a strong performance from Bangladeshi openers, with Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das taking control. After 8 overs, Bangladesh are at 45 runs without losing a wicket, setting a competitive tone. As the pressure mounted on Indian bowlers, Hardik Pandya took the ball in an attempt to break the partnership.
Hardik Pandya twists his ankle
All eyes were on Hardik Pandya as he was coming on to bowl and give India a breakthrough. While bowling the third bowl of his first over, Litton Das played a straight drive off the delivery. While stopping the ball, Pandya twisted his left ankle which stopped the play. The pain on his face was evident, and he immediately signaled for assistance. Indian team physiotherapist sprinted onto the field to examine the extent of the injury.
After the physio tied a crape bandage on Hardik Pandya’s left ankle, Pandya again went back to his bowling mark but couldn’t bowl the next delivery as he was in pain. He went back to the change room without completing his over. Virat Kohli came in and finished Pandya’s over.
Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das are displaying their impressive form, finding the gaps and punishing loose deliveries.