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IPL 2018: It Was Very Unfortunate, Says Rohit Sharma On Ishan Kishan’s Injury 

IPL 2018: It Was Very Unfortunate, Says Rohit Sharma On Ishan Kishan’s Injury
Ishan Kishan of the Mumbai Indians walks back to the pavilion after he gets hurt during match fourteen of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 17th April 2018. Photo by: Vipin Pawar / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is hopeful Ishan Kishan would recover quickly from the freak injury he suffered during the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday.

A throw from Hardik Pandya struck Mumbai’s wicketkeeper hard on the face and left him with a swollen eye. Kishan was floored as soon as he received the nasty-looking blow. The medical staff soon attended him as he was seen grimacing in pain.

IPL 2018: It Was Very Unfortunate, Says Rohit Sharma On Ishan Kishan's Injury 1
Credits: BCCI

The incident happened during the 13th over of Bangalore’s chase. Kohli played a pull shot off Jasprit Bumrah which Hardik fielded and threw towards the striker’s end. The bowl, however, bounced awkwardly from a rough patch near the pitch and struck Kishan close to his right eye. Kishan soon left the field amidst the cheer of the fans. Aditya Tare was brought on as a substitute fielder and he donned the gloves for the remainder of the game.

“It was very unfortunate,” Rohit said about Kishan’s injury during his interaction with the media after the match. “I haven’t checked on him because after the presentation got over I came here (for the press conference). But he seems to be alright. He has some swelling under his eyes which, I guess, should be okay by tomorrow or day after.”
“We’ve got a few days before we play the next match – I think 22nd is when we’re playing. So we have three-four days in between where we can assess and hopefully he’ll be fine,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mumbai thrashed Bangalore by 46 runs to open their account this season. Sent in to bat first, they scored a daunting 213 for 6. Rohit Sharma starred with the bat, scoring 94 off 52. In reply, the visitors could only manage 167 for 8 despite Virat Kohli scoring an unbeaten 92.

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Credits: BCCI

Mumbai will now travel to Jaipur for their clash against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, April 22.

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