WI vs Ind, 2nd Test: Debutant Shardul Thakur hobbles out after sustaining groin strain

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 12, 2018, 02.51 PM(IST)

Indian cricketer Shardul Thakur (R) walks back with physio Patrick Farhart. Photograph:( AFP )

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After bowling the fourth delivery of the fourth over, Thakur was seen to be having considerable pain as he started hobbling.

Shardul Thakur, who received his maiden call-up for the second and final Test between India and West Indies suffered a terrible fate when he was forced to leave the field due to a groin strain.

After bowling the fourth delivery of the fourth over, his second, Thakur was seen to be having considerable pain as he started hobbling.

He was immediately attended by the physio Patrick Farhart on the pitch.

The 26-year-old then left the field after a couple of minutes of deliberation with captain Virat Kohli and the physio. 

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Ravichandran Ashwin completed Thakur's over by bowling the last two deliveries. The extent of Thakur's injury and his further participation in the match is yet to be ascertained.

Pacer Shardul Thakur, who became the 294th player to represent team India in Test format, broke down for the second time in back-to-back international matches. 

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In September, Thakur was sent home from the Asia Cup after complaining hip injury following the Hong Kong game.

Thakur, who first got into the Test squad in 2016 in West Indies, has been a back-up pacer for more than two years before he replaced Mohammed Shami in the second Test that started on Friday.

Thakur was a part of the Indian squad during the five-Test series in England but did not play a single game.