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Rohit Sharma gives a major update on Ishan Kishan’s freak injury

Here's the much-awaited update on Kishan's injury.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan of Mumbai Indians. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It was a game to forget for the Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, who bagged a golden duck with the bat and coped a severe blow on his face when he was hit by Hardik Pandya’s fierce throw. The game was halted for a few minutes after the freak incident.

Speaking about the freakish incident, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma termed it as ‘unfortunate’. When asked about any update on the injury, Rohit said that the wicket-keeper seemed alright and he will be all set to take the field in two days time.

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“It was very unfortunate,” Rohit said about Kishan’s injury as quoted by Cricbuzz. “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.”

Rohit confident of having Kishan in the next game

The dangerous incident took place when Jasprit Bumrah bowled the 13th over of second innings. The RCB skipper Virat Kohli played a pull shot which was fielded by Hardik Pandya and he threw at the wicket-keeper’s end which bounced in an awkward way and hit on Kishan’s face. He was taken off the field which led Aditya Tare to act the substitute wicket-keeper. This was the first time a substitute wicket-keeper took the field in IPL history.

With four more days to go for MI’s next game, Rohit seemed confident of having Kishan back on the field, “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 further added.

Mumbai Indians will play their next game on 22nd April against Rajasthan Royals. With the form Ishan Kishan is in, MI would like to have him in the playing XI.

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