There is some miserable news coming in for all Indian Cricket Fans as their premium fast bowler has been ruled out of the entire series. This has been a complete shocker for the entire India Blue Squad as Ishant Sharma was one of their premier fast bowlers. According to CricTracker.com, Sharma was enjoying his leisure time in the United Kingdom as recently as last week.The news of his nonavailability just reached his India Blue Squad a day before their all important fixture against India Red. The fast bowler from Chattisgarh Pankaj Rao will take his place instead.
There is also some bad news for a few of the other teams as India’s Test Opener Abhinav Mukund who missed the first game for this team due to dengue hasn’t recovered till now and as a result, is expected to miss the entire tournament. Wicketkeeper Batsman Dinesh Karthik will continue to lead the team in his absence. On the other hand, K Gowtham who is an all rounder from Karnataka will also not take part in the upcoming game according to the skipper Dinesh Karthik.Meanwhile India red defeated India Green by 170 runs, thanks to a splendid bowling effort by Karn Sharma who finished with a 10 wicket haul for the first time in his life.
Source: India Today
We feel really sad for all those who have got injured at such a crucial juncture as it was a great opportunity for them to prove their mettle in front of the selectors. Having said that, there is also the Ranji Trophy coming up so they should not be that disheartened. Injuries are something which is not in one’s control and can occur anytime.
We wish More ‘Power’ to all the teams for the ongoing Duleep Trophy.