India’s senior-most pacer Ishant Sharma damage his ankle badly whereas bowling throughout a Ranji Trophy recreation right here on Monday, simply earlier than the announcement of the Test squad for the New Zealand tour. Spearheading the Delhi assault against Vidarbha, the extent of the 31-year-previous’s injury is just not identified, however Ishant appeared in actual ache as he hobbled off the bottom with the assistance of assist employees.
The injury occurred in the fifth over of Vidarbha’s second innings and Ishant’s third over.
It was a brief supply, which rival skipper Faiz Fazal tried to tug however the ball hit the pads, as Ishant vociferously appealed on the comply with by means of earlier than slipping instantly.
He was writhing in ache and wanted rapid medical assist. Ishant had taken three wickets for 45 runs in Vidarbha’s first innings.
The veteran of 96 Tests is predicted to be in the Test squad for the New Zealand tour and that is his final Ranji recreation of the season.
His subsequent outing is meant to be a follow match in Hamilton however in case the injury seems to be critical, he can be going to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation.