Indian Skipper Virat Kohli confirmed that pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who suffered a hamstring injury against Pakistan, will be sidelined for a maximum of three games in the ongoing World Cup. Kumar injured his hamstring while bowling the fourth ball of his second over and had to walk off the field during Pakistan’s chase of 337 on Sunday.
Upon leaving the field, he was examined by team physio Patrick Farhart and a decision was taken to keep him off the field, with Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya combining to fill for him. The Indian skipper added that they will include Mohammad Shami who is raring to go. Bhuvi is going to be an important factor for India so hopefully, he can recover in time.
The team has Shami with and it shouldn’t be much of a worry. The injury to Bhuvneshwar comes after India lost opener Shikhar Dhawan to a hairline fracture because of which he has also been sidelined for a few games. India, standing pretty at the third spot with seven points from four games, will next face Afghanistan on June 22 in Southampton.