Indian Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Bhuvi) on Sunday was ruled out for at least two matches of the Cricket World Cup 2019 after developing a niggle in his left hamstring during the clash against Pakistan.
Bhuvi walked off the field without completing his third over and India skipper Virat Kohli confirmed that he would be replaced by Mohammed Shami in the following games.
“Slight niggle for Bhuvi, he slipped on one of the footmarks. He’s out for two, maybe three games, but he should come back for us at some stage during this tournament. He is very important for us,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony after India thumped Pakistan by 89 runs.
Kohli added that “Shami was raring to go”.
India’s next three games are against Afghanistan (June 22), West Indies (June 27) and England (June 30).
It may be mentioned here that this is second big jolt for India as opener Shikhar Dhawan has already been ruled out of a few games due to a thumb injury, sustain during the match against Australia.