India are trailing by 1-0 in the five-match series after losing the first match at Hyderabad by 28 runs. However, the problems are not yet over for the Indian team as their premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja suffered a hamstring injury during the fourth day of the 1st test match.
Jadeja's injury has sparked concerns among cricket fans as he is an important cog of the Indian playing XI who provides them the much-needed balance in the test side. Jadeja also did quite well as he made 87 runs in the first innings and took 5 wickets in the match.
Jadeja's multifaceted skills as a batter and a bowler have made him a vital asset for the Indian team. His contributions often play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of matches. The injury occurred when Jadeja attempted a quick single off the bowling of Joe Root. Despite his efforts, he fell short and was run out on just 2 runs, prompting immediate concerns among fans and teammates.
Ravindra Jadeja’s hamstring injury will come out today
According to Cricbuzz, to assess the severity of the injury, a scan report was conducted and subsequently sent to a Mumbai institute for evaluation. The Indian management and fans eagerly awaited updates on Jadeja's condition, with speculation rife about the nature of the injury.
While awaiting the official evaluation, sources have speculated that Jadeja's injury may be a hamstring pull rather than a tear. This distinction is crucial, as it could determine the duration of his absence from the playing field. Insiders suggest that if the injury is indeed a hamstring pull, Jadeja may miss the second Test in Vizag.
However, there is optimism that he could recover in time for the third Test. When questioned about Jadeja's fitness, India's head coach Rahul Dravid expressed his lack of information and told the press that he would assess his once he gets time.