Possible hamstring tear for Hanuma Vihari, India awaiting scan reports

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 1/12/2021 1:26:11 PM

New Delhi, Jan 11 India batsman Hanuma Vihari has probably suffered a hamstring tear even as Team India awaits scan reports to understand the extent of the injury, India Today has learned. The hero of India's Sydney Test draw went for scans after having battled pain during his match-saving knock on Monday against Australia at the SCG. The scan reports for Hanuma Vihari will be available to Team India on Tuesday but the team management is fearing a hamstring tear. Vihari pulled the hamstring right after he walked into bat on Monday. Vihari was clearly unable to run between wickets comfortably after picking up the injury. A serious injury might rule Hanuma Vihari out of the series decider, which will be played in Brisbane from January 15. India already have an injury longlist as they have lost Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav to injuries after arriving in Auistralia. India were without senior pacers Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar after the duo picked up injuries at IPL 2020. However, Vihari battled through pain and played a memorable knock, hitting 23 off 161 balls as he and Ravichandran Ashwin batted 259 balls to help India pull of a draw in Sydney and keep the series leveled at 1-1. India Today earlier reported that both Vihari and Rishabh Pant took heavy doses of pain-killers to contribute to Team India's cause on Monday. While Vihari was involved in a blockathon with Ashwin, Pant took the aggressive route and put the pressure back on Australia after they had removed Ajinkya Rahane early on Day 5. India began with the overnight score of 98 for 2 but Rahane's wicket came as a massive blow. Pant and Pujara kept the scoreboard moving and, at point, gave India a glimmer of hope of a victory.


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