2018, ഏപ്രിൽ 18, ബുധനാഴ്‌ച

Freak injury leaves Ishan Kishan with swollen eye



In a freak incident during Mumbai Indians' home fixture against Royal Challengers Bangalore, a throw from Hardik Pandya struck MI's wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan on the face and left him with a swollen eye. The blow, which brought a brief halt to the game, looked very nasty as Kishan needed medical attention. Fortunately, as per Rohit Sharma, Kishan should be 'okay by tomorrow or day after'.
"It was very unfortunate," Rohit said about Kishan's injury during his interaction with the media after the match. "I haven't checked on him because after the presentation got over I came here (for the press conference). But he seems to be alright. He has some swelling under his eyes which, I guess, should be okay by tomorrow or day after."
The incident happened during the 13th over of RCB's chase. Kohli played a pull shot off Jasprit Bumrah which Hardik fielded and threw towards the striker's end. The one-bounce throw took off awkwardly from the rough patch near the pitch and struck Kishan close to his right eye. Kishan winced in pain while on the ground as he was attended to with ice packs. After a while, he walked off the field with a swelling near the eye. Aditya Tare was brought on as a substitute fielder and he handled the 'keeping duties for the remainder of the game.
"We've got a few days before we play the next match - I think 22nd is when we're playing. So we have three-four days in between where we can assess and hopefully he'll be fine," Rohit added.
Mumbai Indians, who registered their first win of the season by handing RCB a 46-run defeat, travel to Jaipur for their next game against Rajasthan Royals. Should Kishan be unavailable for that game, Tare could get the nod with the Mumbaikar being the only other wicket-keeping option for the team.