ENG v IND 2021: Rohit, Pujara not fielding during England’s 2nd innings on Day 4; BCCI shares injury update

Veteran batsmen Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara didn’t take the field during England’s second innings in the ongoing Oval Test on Sunday (September 5).

Taking to Twitter, BCCI provided an update, as per which, Rohit and Pujara picked up a knee and ankle injury respectively during their 153-run stand on Day 3 of the Test match.

“Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara will not take the field. Rohit has discomfort in his left knee while Pujara has pain in his left ankle. The BCCI Medical Team is assessing them,” the Indian board tweeted.

While Rohit slammed his maiden Test ton (127) on English soil, Pujara hit 61 as the visitors piled up 466 in their second innings to set a highly challenging target of 368 for England.

In the process, Pujara had twisted his ankle and had it strapped for the better part of his innings whereas Rohit sustained a knee injury. It is still not clear whether the duo will take the field on the final day.