#AUSvIND: Shami ruled out of series with fractured armLast updated on Dec 19, 2020, 10:46 pm
In a huge blow, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series against Australia.
He has suffered a fracture on his arm.
While batting on Day 3 of the D/N Test, he was hit on the right arm of a bouncer by Pat Cummins.
Shami retired hurt as India recorded their worst batting performance (36/9d).
Worst fear has come true
Speaking on the same, a source close to the BCCI said to ANI, "Yes, he has a fracture, and that is why he could not grip the bat and lift it at the crease. It looked bad and the worst fear has come true."
How did the match pan out?
India were well stationed at 188/3 in the first innings, before a mix-up accounted for Virat Kohli's wicket.
India collapsed to be all out for 244.
In reply, the Aussies were restricted to 139/8 at one stage, before Paine helped them get to 191.
Australia charged in with the ball as the pacers made light work of the Indians to win the match.
Was in a lot of pain: Kohli on Shami
India captain Virat Kohli was asked to provide an update on Shami's injury after the match and he had stated that the latter was in a lot of pain.
"No news on Shami, he's going for a scan now. Was in a lot of pain, couldn't even lift his arm. We'll probably know in the evening what happens," Kohli said.
Bumrah and Umesh need to step up
India had already seen Ishant Sharma get ruled out earlier and now the injury to Shami comes as another blow.
Shami didn't take any wicket in the first innings, however, he bowled well and applied the pressure.
Now it will be up to Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav to deliver the goods in Shami's absence.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj could be handed his Test debut.