Indian player Mohammed Shami has been ruled out from the remainder of the Test series against Australia because of his fractured arm.
After having lost against Australia in the first Test match, India will yet again suffer from another hard blow as their bowler Mohammed Shami sustained an injury in the match. Then, he was immediately required to undergo scans after the match where it was revealed that he had a fracture on his right forearm. With that, he had been ruled out for the rest of the tour.
Shami was struck below his right elbow when Pat Cummins delivered a ball in the second inning. With that, the 30-year-old player was immediately tended to by the Indian medical staff. In fact, Shami even tried his best to resume with his innings but he was already unable to lift his arm even as he held on to his bat.
Indian captain Virat Kohli also stated in the post-match interview that Shami was in a lot of pain and could hardly lift his arm. Meanwhile, he also talked about their performance by saying, ‘I'd definitely have loved it for a fact if we had won this game, leaving with victory would have been great. Having said that, this is test cricket. Anything can happen at any stage and I'm pretty confident that the team's going to bounce back strongly in Melbourne’.
Despite having gone wicketless in the first inning, Shami still managed to bowl with great rhythm and intensity. With the fact that he had already been ruled out only means that the responsibility would have to be shouldered by the remaining members of the team.
Aside from Shami, the team will also be without Kohli as he is set to leave for his paternity leave. So far, no replacement has been named for Shami but both Navdeep Saini and Mohammad Siraj are being considered to be given a chance for their Test debut.
The second Test match in the series is scheduled on December 26 to 30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. To learn more about how Test matches are played, visit Betwala.
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