Team India isn’t having the best of times in Australia as many players have been plagued with injury. The pace sensation Ishant Sharma didn’t travel with the team to Australia as he had sustained an injury during the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
The first Test against Australia in Adelaide saw India losing the services of their another pace mainstay Mohammed Shami as he incurred a fracture on his bowling arm while batting. This was followed by Umesh Yadav returning back to India after getting injured during the second Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground. KL Rahul also suffered an injury while practicing in the nets.
The Men in Blue aren’t having an ideal outing in the third Test against Australia too as the two Indian players again got injured. Also, Australia have taken an edge over India as they produced a comprehensive show in all the three facets of the game be it bowling, batting, or fielding.
Telling blows to India
As far as the ongoing Test is concerned, the toss went in the favour of Tim Paine and he elected to bat first. Australia managed to rack up a massive total of 338 runs on the board as Steve Smith played a remarkable knock of 131 runs off 226 deliveries. In reply, India were bundled out for a mere score of 244 as Pat Cummins emerged as a wrecker-in-chief for his team by scalping four wickets.
The Day 3 of the Sydney Test gave a couple of setbacks to the team as both Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja had to go out of the field after sustaining injuries and were taken for a scan. While Pant was hit on his elbow by a delivery from Pat Cummins, Jadeja took a blow on his left thumb while facing a bouncer from Mitchell Starc. Jadeja has even got ruled out of the series now and isn’t available for the rest of the Sydney Test.
The scenario of the Indian players getting injured one after the other left the cricket fans bemused and they came up with hilarious memes and trolls. Taking a dig at the team’s situation, many fans reckoned that now the only option left for the visiting nation is to include head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and batting coach Vikram Rathour into the XI for the final game in Brisbane, starting from January 15.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— My name is sanghi 🚩 (@True_sanghi) January 9, 2021
With both Pant & Jadeja injured
Is there a chance of Ravi Shastri in the playing 11 next match?😜#AUSvIND
— Rohith (@rohithsz) January 9, 2021
Big Blow to Team India as Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of Border-Gavaskar Trophy with fractured thumb …
Aussies have started bowling bodyline now, shami,Jadeja, pant, today they even attempted same line to saini
Ravi shastri will replace Jadeja#AUSvIND
— RANJAN ANAND (@RANJANANAND15) January 9, 2021
— Cricket Lover (@LadkaaAshleel) January 9, 2021
3 Test matches
1st Test Shami Injured
2nd Test Umesh Injured
3rd Test Pant and Jadeja Injured
Do we have enough players at the bench Or Ravi Shastri needs to comeback from his retirement @SonySportsIndia #AskTheExpert
— Abhishek Singh (@7484Singh) January 9, 2021
— Anshul (@tea_anshul) January 9, 2021
— Sunil jha🇮🇳 (@contentwriter88) January 9, 2021
If Saha comes on for Pant, can Shastri come on for Jadeja? Almost same-to-same😜🙃😅 #IndiavsAustralia
— Gulu Ezekiel (@gulu1959) January 9, 2021
Fuck this,at this point…Ravi Shastri will have to come and play. This is basically India 2nd string team at this point…Ishant, Shami, Bhuvi, KL Rahul,Kohli..now Ravi Jadeja and Pant! How many players can we loose…
— HitWicket ! (@WalkingXception) January 9, 2021
you are Ravi Shastri, next match is at the Gabba, you are probably without jadeja and pant
what do you even do?
— / (@nowayvirat) January 9, 2021
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