Asia Cup 2018: Hardik Pandya ruled out of tournament due to back injury, Deepak Chahar likely to replace

Pandya not taking further part in the tournament was expected after he was stretchered off the field during the group league encounter against Pakistan on Wednesday.

Press Trust of India, Sep 20, 2018 12:08:23 IST

Dubai: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup with an acute back injury and Deepak Chahar is likely to be his replacement.

Chahar will be landing in Dubai on Thursday, a BCCI source confirmed to PTI.

Asia Cup 2018: Hardik Pandya ruled out of tournament due to back injury, Deepak Chahar likely to replace

Hardik Pandya is carried on a stretcher after getting injured against Pakistan. AFP

Pandya not taking further part in the tournament was expected after he was stretchered off the field during the group league encounter against Pakistan on Wednesday.

The incident took place in the 18th over of the Pakistan innings when the all-rounder was bowling his fifth over.

It was the fifth delivery and Pandya, after completing the follow through, immediately felt his lower back and lay on the ground in considerable pain.

He was unable to get up and was stretchered off. He was then taken for medical examination.

Later, the BCCI tweeted that Pandya was suffering from an acute lower back injury.

Pandya ended with figures of 4.5-0-24-0 after Babar Azam's catch was dropped by Mahendra Singh Dhoni when the batsman was on 32.

Updated Date: Sep 20, 2018 12:08:23 IST






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