Shardul Thakur is in perfect condition, according to the Indian camp in South Africa. The all-rounder, who suffered a blow to his left shoulder during a net session at Centurion on Saturday, is reportedly doing well. A source from the Indian team has confirmed that he is completely fine.
It is understood that the Indian team’s medical staff did not recommend any treatment, and Shardul also did not undergo any scans. Despite the injury, Shardul continued to bat soon after scoring. “There is no need to worry,” the source stressed. “No problems.”
The incident occurred during an optional training session at Centurion, where India lost their first Test in three days. A support staff member reportedly beat Shardul.
Since it was an optional training session, only seven or eight players showed up for training. Apart from Shardul, captain Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, and KS Bharat were among them. Of course, all trainers were on site, reports Live Cricket Score.
The Indian team is scheduled to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the second and final Test on Sunday morning. While the line-up for the Test, which begins at Newlands Stadium on January 3, has yet to be announced, the goalkeeper position is unlikely to change. Despite a difficult spell behind the stumps in the Centurion Test, KL Rahul is expected to continue as the wicket-keeper.