India seamer Jasprit Bumrah on Friday twisted his ankle during the 1st T20I at Auckland in the final over. He bowled the ball and then suddenly realised that something had gone wrong and instantly fell on the pitch. Also Read - Jasprit Bumrah's Replacement in India's Playing 11 For 4th Test: Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj in Line to Feature
It happened in the second ball of the final over and he was soon attended by the team physios as other concerned cricketers also gathered around him as it looked serious. However, he carried on and gave 6 runs away in the remaining four balls as New Zealand finished on 203. Also Read - Jasprit Bumrah Released From India’s Squad For 4th Test Against England Due to Personal Reasons
He finished with figures of 31 for one from his four overs and managed to limit some of the damage caused by the Kiwi batsmen early on. Also Read - Highlights Ind vs Eng 3rd Test Day 1 Motera As it Happened: Rohit Sharma Fifty, Axar Patel's Six-For Headline India's Dominance in Pink-Ball Test
Being one of India’s premier bowler’s, concerns surrounding the extent of his injury started doing the rounds on social space. Here is how some of the concerned fans reacted.
Meanwhile, New Zealand posted a formidable 203/5 riding on half-centuries from opener Colin Munro (59), skipper Kane Williamson (51) and Ross Taylor (54*) against India in the 1st T20I of the five-match series at Eden Park, Auckland on Friday.
At the time of filing the copy, India was 97 for one in the ninth over and were on track with India skipper Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in the middle leading the chase.