Look: Hardik Pandya leaves field after twisting ankle during World Cup clash against Bangladesh

After getting his right ankle strapped, the all-rounder got up but hobbled towards his bowling mark and had to walked off the field

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India's bowler Hardik Pandya attempts to stop the ball during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match between India and Bangladesh. Photo: PTI
India's bowler Hardik Pandya attempts to stop the ball during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match between India and Bangladesh. Photo: PTI

Published: Thu 19 Oct 2023, 2:26 PM

Last updated: Fri 20 Oct 2023, 9:17 AM

India suffered an early setback in their World Cup contest against Bangladesh when all-rounder Hardik Pandya left the field after twisting his ankle while bowling his first over here on Thursday.

The incident happened during the third delivery of the ninth over when Pandya attempted to stop a straight drive from Bangladesh opener Litton Das with his right foot on his followthrough.


However, Pandya twisted his ankle as the ball passed under him, leading the all-rounder to stumble and fall to the ground. Pandya felt discomfort from the moment he stood up and after getting his right ankle strapped which resulted in a long delay, he got up but hobbled towards his bowling mark.

It was at this moment that Pandya walked off the field as Suryakumar Yadav came in as the substitute fielder.


India's Hardik Pandya reacts after he suffered an injury during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match. Photo: PTI
India's Hardik Pandya reacts after he suffered an injury during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match. Photo: PTI
Photo: AP
Photo: AP
Team physio attends to India's Hardik Pandya, second left, after sustaining an injury during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. Photo: AP
Team physio attends to India's Hardik Pandya, second left, after sustaining an injury during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. Photo: AP
India's Hardik Pandya, center, walks off the field. Photo: AP
India's Hardik Pandya, center, walks off the field. Photo: AP

But much to the cheer of the crowd, Virat Kohli rolled his arm over to complete the over, giving away just two runs. The BCCI later said that Pandya would be taken for scans.


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