Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India had a jolt to their ODI World Cup campaign when star all-rounder Hardik Pandya hobbled out of the ground with an injury during the match against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday.

Hardik picked the injury while trying to stop the ball with his right leg in his followthrough during the ninth over of the first innings. He was seen having some difficulty while trying to get back on his feet.

Subsequently after tapping his leg with the help of physio, Hardik was seen limping towards his run-up amid huge cheers from the crowd. Even though he had made up his mind to bowl, skipper Rohit Sharma and senior player Virat Kohli seemed to intervene in the final moment. Hardik was asked him to go off the field.

Kohli bowled the final three deliveries of the over, much to the delight of the Pune crowd.

However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has yet to comment on the severity of Hardik’s injury.