Ishan Kishan. Credit: IANS Photo
Ishan Kishan. Credit: IANS Photo

Ishan Kishan sustained a head injury and was reportedly taken to a hospital during the 2nd T20I.

Amidst the second T20I against Sri Lanka on Saturday, India batter Ishan Kishan sustained a head injury and was rushed to a hospital in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Ishan Kishan (Image Credit: BCCI)
Ishan Kishan (Image Credit: BCCI)

Ishan Kishan And Dinesh Chandimal Taken To Hospital

Apart from Ishan Kishan, Sri Lanka batter Dinesh Chandimal was also taken to the hospital after he endured a thumb injury while fielding in the second T20I.

 “I have been attached to the Indian team and I got information that an Indian player, who has sustained a head injury, has been brought in the hospital. His CT scan was conducted and he has been under observation,” said Dr Shubham.

Ishan Kishan was hit on helmet during 2nd T20I. (AP Image)
Ishan Kishan was hit on the helmet during the 2nd T20I. (AP Image)

“A Sri Lankan player has also been admitted in the hospital, after receiving a thumb injury in the second T20I. We are monitoring everything right now,” he added.

It was the fourth over of India’s innings where they were chasing a formidable target of 184, pacer Lahiru Kumara was bowling a fiery spell and his 146 km ph bouncer struck on Ishan Kishan’s helmet who was attempting to play a pull shot but failed.

Ishan Kishan had scored 14 runs at that point in time. He looked a bit shaken after the blow and he had to get medical assistance on the field. He however continued to play but his innings didn’t last long as he managed to add only two more runs. The southpaw held his ground strong and continued batting despite the blow, however, he failed to score big and was dismissed on 16 runs off 15 balls.

Shreyas Iyer’s 74* Ensured India Seal T20I Series With 1 Match Left

Coming to the second T20I, Shreyas Iyer smashed a stylish fifty before Ravindra Jadeja slammed 45 in 18 balls to help India defeat Sri Lanka in the second T20I by seven wickets on Saturday. With this win, India also sealed the two-match T20I series (2-0) with a game to go. The third T20I between both sides will be played on Sunday.

Chasing 184, India got off to a bad start as the side lost skipper Rohit Sharma in the first over. Dushmantha Chameera removed Rohit Sharma as the batter edged the ball onto the stumps. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer stitched a 35-run stand but Lahiru Kumara removed the former in the sixth over. Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson then carried the innings and accelerated at the right time to get close to the target.

Shreyas Iyer. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sanju Samson(39 off 25) got out in the 13th over as Binura Fernando grabbed a one-handed catch to reduced India to 128/3. However, Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer (74*off 44) took India home with an easy win over Sri Lanka in the second T20I. Ravindra Jadeja(45* off 18) and Shreyas Iyer stitched an important 58-run stand in 25 balls.

With this win, India also extended their winning run in T20I cricket to 11 matches, a streak that began at last year’s 2021 T20I World Cup. According to recent reports, Ishan Kishan has just been relieved from the hospital. But the Indian batsman is unlikely to play the 3rd T20 today.

Ishan Kishan was the most expensive pick at the IPL 2022 auction after being bought back by Mumbai Indians (MI) for a whopping Rs 15.25 crores. In the 1st T20I, Ishan Kishan scored a 56-ball 89, lacing 10 boundaries and three sixes, which is now the highest individual score by an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman in a T20I inning, surpassing Rishabh Pant.