Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant didn’t take come out to the field in the second innings of Australia. The reason being the blows they suffered when they were batting. Pant was looking good with Pujara and the duo was looking settled. Cummins was bowling beautifully and the batsmen were finding it difficult even when they had played for a long time. The pitch was uneven as the bounce was unpredictable and the batsmen were finding it difficult to predict the bounce. Pant tried to play a pull shot and missed the delivery fully due to which the ball went and hit Pant’s left elbow. He was seen in pain and the team physio came out to look at him. He was given medical aid by the medical team and a bandage was wrapped around his elbow. He still was struggling to play the short fully as he was in pain. His painful stay at the crease was soon ended by Hazelwood as he nicked the ball to David Warner who was standing at the first slip. Later, BCCI released a statement on their social media handle where they confirmed that Pant was sent to the hospital for scans.
Ravindra Jadeja, who played a crucial role in the victory at the MCG and also the top wicket-taker in the first innings didn’t take the field in the second innings. He suffered a blow to his left thumb while he was batting. Starc’s sharp bouncer hit his thumb and the team physio soon came out to see his injury. He was in a lot of pain as the team physio was checking on him. The physio applied a tape and bandage to his thumb as he continued to bat. He couldn’t even put on his gloves as he was in a lot of pain. The Indian innings was wrapped up soon as Siraj nicked the ball to the keeper off Cummins delivery.
The BCCI social media handle gave an update on Jadeja’s injury as he was too sent for scans.