T20 World Cup 2021: Hardik Pandya gets shoulder injury while batting; goes for precautionary scans

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India’s batter Hardik Pandya looked in trouble against Pakistan on Sunday (October 24) in their first 2021 T20 World Cup match. Hardik injured his shoulder while batting and he was sent for precautionary scans after the first innings.

Hardik didn’t come out to the field in the second innings and Team India used Ishan Kishan as a substitute fielder. As per PTI reports, the extent of Hardik’s injury couldn’t be confirmed and it will only come out after the scan results.

“Hardik Pandya was hit on his right shoulder while batting. He has now gone for scans,” the BCCI’s media team said.

After a defeat against Pakistan by 10 runs in Dubai, India will play their next match against New Zealand on October 31. Hardik has enough time to recover if the injury isn’t serious.

Hardik hasn’t been bowling lately for India, and he was also kept away from rolling his arm during the Indian Premier League 2021 for Mumbai Indians.

The-28-year-old had earlier said that he expects to take the bowling role soon and play as an all-rounder. “The back is fine, it was jittery, but I won’t be bowling for now. I want to be able to bowl eventually, closer to the knockouts. The professionals and I both have to take the call about when I can have a bowl,” Hardik had said.