Dinesh Karthik in ache throughout India-South Africa match.© AFP
Dinesh Karthik, the oldest taking part in member of the Indian staff, suffered a again harm through the aspect’s T20 World Cup match in opposition to South Africa right here on Sunday and is a uncertain starter in opposition to Bangladesh at Adelaide. Karthik, who has had a disappointing match with the bat, struggled to deal with tempo, bounce and swing on provide on the Optus Stadium monitor and managed solely six off 15 balls in a 52-run stand.
On the finish of the fifteenth over Karthik was seen writhing in ache as he clutched his again and was on his knees. The physio instantly rushed out and, after a couple of minutes, he was seen leaving the bottom whereas holding his again.
Whereas the precise nature of his harm wasn’t identified it appeared like again spasms which may occur at instances because of the excessive chilly that one encountered in Perth.
That he had sustained a again harm was confirmed by his teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
“I do know he had some again problem. Clearly, the physio will give a report and we may have extra readability after that,” Bhuvneshwar mentioned through the post-match media convention.
With India set to play Bangladesh at Adelaide on November 2, Karthik may have solely 72 hours to get match, which additionally features a journey day to Adelaide.
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