Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar is the latest to suffer an injury scare in the ongoing ICC World Cup. Shankar was hit on the toe by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker during a rain-affected training session on Wednesday, ahead of India’s clash against Afghanistan on June 22.
However, reports indicate that while Shankar was in a lot of pain, as of now he does not seem to have a serious injury.
On Thursday, he was reportedly seen walking around in slippers with a slight limp. Later he tried jogging wearing gym trainers but gave up after half a lap. He then did some basic exercises as others took part in usual fielding drills and net sessions.
Shankar, who came into the Playing XI after Shikhar Dhawan got injured, had a good outing in his first World Cup match against Pakistan, taking two wickets.
India has already lost Dhawan, who has been ruled out of the entire tournament after failing to recover from a fractured thumb. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also out for the next couple of matches with a hamstring injury.