Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Brisbane and the same has been confirmed by Cricbuzz. Jadeja was hit on his left-thumb by a bouncer from Australian pacer Mitchell Starc during India’s first innings in the third Test and had to receive treatment. The injury was then later confirmed to be a dislocated thumb.
Despite the all-rounder’s injury, he was padded up and ready to bat on Day 5 of the third Test. Fortunately for him and for his side, he wasn’t required to come out to bat as Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin, who was promoted ahead of him saw out the Test with a ‘blockathon’ that lasted more than 3 hours to secure a thrilling draw.
Jadeja to consult a specialist in Sydney before leaving for Bangalore
Ravindra Jadeja has now been confirmed to have been ruled out from the fourth Test after various sources had reported the same. The all-rounder will also be a doubt for England’s tour of India which begins in February. It has further been reported by Cricbuzz that Jadeja will consult a hand specialist in Sydney before heading over to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Jadeja has proven to be pivotal for India with his all-round exploits in each and every format and it is evident that India will dearly miss his services for each match that is unavailable for. India’s injury woes have come to a head over the course of the last two months with various players falling victims. The Men in Blue will want the same to end immediately as a packed calendar in 2021 looms.