Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma suffered a fresh injury concern during the practice session at Cantiague Park in New York on Friday ahead of the high-voltage T20 World Cup match against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday. 

The star batter, who suffered a sore arm and was forced to retire hurt during the match against Ireland on Wednesday, was hit on his thumb when facing throwdown specialist Nuwan in the nets. 

As per reports published in some sections of media, the incident led to BCCI filing an 'unofficial' complaint with the ICC over the pitch.

Rohit was immediately attended to by a physiotherapist after the ball hit the gloves. The veteran batsman then batted from the other end of the practice net before leaving the session after a few minutes. Star batsman Virat Kohli too faced similar difficulties during his batting session. However, he did not incur any injuries.

The incidents led to BCCI making an unofficial complaint to ICC about the practice pitch.

Notably, after the low-scoring game between Sri Lanka and South Africa earlier this week, ICC drew flak over the drop-in pitch used at the New York venue and for the poor outfield condition. 

ICC later acknowledged the substandard condition and said that they are striving to remedy the issue for the remaining matches.

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