A big sigh of relief for India as their wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has not sustained any major injury. He had gone for scans after the end of day three of the Sydney Test. But reports are positive and he is likely to be available to play on the second innings of the third Test.
In India’s first innings on day three of the Sydney Test between India and Australia, Rishabh Pant was hit on his left elbow when trying to pull Pat Cummins. He was attended by the physio on the field and was given some pain relief pills after which he continued batting, but soon lost his wicket off Josh Hazlewood’s bowl.
If the renowned sport’s journalist Boria Majumdar is to be believed, Pant is a lot in pain but he will be expected on the field during India’s second innings.
Breaking in what should come as some relief for India @RishabhPant17 s scans show no major damage. He is in pain but should be able to bat on day 5. He is being treated for the injury. Watch [email protected] @SportsTodayofc for more.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 9, 2021
Rishabh Pant available to play in second innings:
While Australia’s second innings, Pant’s wicketkeeping gloves were taken up by Wriddhiman Saha, a substitution made possible by a recent amendment in the playing conditions allowing wicketkeepers to be replaced by other wicketkeepers.
Rishabh Pant has given crucial contributions in the second Test and the ongoing third Test. At Sydney Cricket Ground, he charged up India’s innings before sustaining an injury. He scored 36 runs off 67 balls in which he struck four fours. Apart from him, Ravindra Jadeja also got injured his thumb while batting. His scans report is yet to come.
Meanwhile, Australia has the upper hand in the game as they are leading with 197 runs. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have set up themselves in the field and will look to tire the Indian bowlers on day four and set a big target.