India have done remarkably well against the West Indies as they beat the hosts 3-0 in the ODI series. The Men in Blue then started the T20I campaign on a high as well. India beat West Indies in the first T20I by 68 runs to take a 1-0 lead. However, the Nicholas Pooran-led side made a comeback and beat India in the second T20I to level the series.
The two teams are now taking on each other in the third T20I and are looking to take a lead. India won the toss and invited West Indies to bat who posted 164 on the board. Meanwhile, the Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav started the proceedings for India. Everything was going well then suddenly the Indian captain looked in discomfort.
Rohit Sharma was seen struggling to bat freely as he had pain below his waist. Such was the intensity of the pain that Sharma had to walk off the field retired hurt. An official update on Rohit’s injury shortly followed as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted that the Indian captain is having a back spasm. “UPDATE: #TeamIndia captain Rohit Sharma has a back spasm. The BCCI medical team is monitoring his progress,” tweeted BCCI.
🚨 UPDATE: #TeamIndia captain Rohit Sharma has a back spasm.
The BCCI medical team is monitoring his progress.#WIvIND
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 2, 2022
It’s worth mentioning that India are playing West Indies in the third T20I within a span of 18 hours. The start of the second T20I between the two teams was delayed by three hours due to luggage issues.
Surya goes hard!
While Rohit Sharma had to walk back to the pavilion retired hurt, India’s second opener on the day, Suryakumar Yadav continued playing his shots as India raced to 56/0 in the first six overs. The batter then continued piling runs as he completed his half-century in just 26 balls. Although India lost Shreyas Iyer, Yadav did not stop and kept playing his shots.