Team India suffered a massive injury ahead of the 3rd Test against Australia at SCG. India’s No. 3 batsman and Test pillar, Cheteshwar Pujara took a nasty blow on the elbow while facing throw-downs in nets.
Journalist Melinda Farrel took to Twitter, the-right hander reportedly returned back to the nets, allowing Indian cricket fans to breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Young opener Prithvi Shaw copped a blow on his thumb in the same nets session. The blow looked bad as Shaw was down for quite some time.
The former India U-19 skipper was back on his feet soon enough and was striking the ball during team India’s throw-down session once again.
As soon as he joined Team India Down Under, Rohit Sharma was made Ajinkya Rahane’s deputy for the final two Tests vs Australia.
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However, the dilemma over whether Sharma should open or bat at No. 5 at the SCG still persists for Team India.
His inclusion in the Indian line-up comes with the series locked at 1-1. With the wounded Aussies looking to bounce back in the third Test at Sydney, Rohit’s inclusion could be a double-edged sword for India.
Having been out of action due to a hamstring injury, there’s concern that 33-year-may be unprepared going into the 3rd Test.