IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Did Yashasvi Jaiswal’s celebration lead to lower back injury?

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s outstanding performance in the Rajkot Test against England took a sour turn as the young cricketer was forced to retire hurt due to a lower back injury shortly after smashing his third century in Test cricket.

During Day 3 of the match, Jaiswal showcased exceptional form, troubling the English bowlers with his aggressive strokeplay. Beginning his innings cautiously, he gradually accelerated his scoring rate, reaching his fifty with a stunning six off Tom Hartley.


As he approached his century, Jaiswal’s aggression intensified, dismantling the English spin trio with ease. However, his jubilation upon reaching the milestone was short-lived as he complained of discomfort in his lower back.

Despite receiving attention from the Indian physio, Jaiswal’s pain persisted, prompting concerns from the team’s management and spectators alike. After deliberation, it was decided to withdraw him from the innings.

Jaiswal left the field to a standing ovation, acknowledging his brilliant innings that unfortunately ended prematurely due to injury. His departure brought Rajat Patidar to the crease, who, unfortunately, fell cheaply for a ten-ball duck.

While Jaiswal’s injury is a setback for the Indian team, his exceptional century reaffirmed his talent and potential in Test cricket. Fans eagerly await his return to action once he has recovered from his back ailment.