“Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Century & Sudden Injury: Concerns for Team India in 3rd Test”


Indian cricket team’s opening batsman, Yashasvi Jaiswal, retired hurt immediately after completing a century during the third test against England. Jaiswal smashed his third century in test cricket on the third day of the Rajkot test against England, but his joy didn’t last long.

Jaiswal’s Injury

Soon after reaching the milestone of three figures, the Indian batsman complained of pain in his lower back; the physio was called in as captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid looked concerned in the dressing room. Just two overs later, Jaiswal was called back to the dressing room as the young opener’s discomfort persisted.

Prior to his premature exit from the bat, the Indian batsman was in excellent form and presenting a formidable threat to the English side. Starting his innings with a traditional Test approach, Jaiswal swiftly changed gears as he neared the fifty-run mark.

He hammered consecutive boundaries against Tom Hartley and showcased aggression against James Anderson before completing his half-century with a stunning six off Matt Parkinson.

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Continuing his aggressive approach, Jaiswal continued to dominate Hartley, Rehan Ahmed, and Joe Root’s England spin attack, needing just 42 balls to score his next fifty runs. However, his celebration upon reaching the milestone of a hundred was dampened due to sudden discomfort in his lower back.

On-air commentators Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar speculated that Jaiswal might have felt pain due to his exuberant celebration after the century. The 22-year-old player, while celebrating his century with full gusto, leaped in the air, showing no signs of discomfort or immediate indication of pain. However, both commentators felt that it could be a possible cause of discomfort.

Jaiswal attracted the attention of the Indian physio, which caused a delay in the game as he deliberated whether to continue or not. Unfortunately, just after an over, Jaiswal’s pain became evident, causing concern both in the dressing room and among the spectators.
Eventually, the decision was made to withdraw Jaiswal from the innings. As he left the field after the end of the 44th over, he was greeted by applause from the crowd, his teammates, and the team management. Rajat Patidar replaced the opening batsman, but was dismissed for a duck off just ten balls.

Ashwin’s Return

Ravichandran Ashwin, India’s premier spinner, will return to the team for the fourth day of the third Test against England in Rajkot:
“Indian cricket board (BCCI) is pleased to announce Ravichandran Ashwin’s return to the team after a brief absence due to personal emergency,” read a statement from the BCCI.

“Ashwin and the team management are both happy to confirm that he will return to action on the fourth day and continue to contribute for the team in the ongoing Test match.” Ashwin is expected to be available for the team until lunch on the fourth day.
Before the start of play on the fourth day, Dinesh Karthik, who was one of the on-air commentators, also mentioned that he had a conversation with Kuldeep Yadav, who suggested that Ashwin might return to Rajkot.

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On Saturday, India suffered another blow when Yashasvi Jaiswal retired hurt due to discomfort in his back, though the young batsman participated in the practice session before the fourth day and hopes to return to the crease at some point during the Indian innings.
India leveled the five-match series 1-1 in the previous test in Visakhapatnam and maintained their dominance over the visitors by establishing a commanding lead of 322 runs by the end of the third day.


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