Ravindra Jadeja survived an injury scare as hosts England handed India a crushing defeat in the Headingley Test. Seasoned all-rounder was taken to hospital for precautionary scans to assess a knee injury.
Jadeja had injured his knee while fielding during the England innings on the second day of the Test. Albeit, he had played the entire match and also came into bat. He contributed a quick fire 30 off only 25 deliveries – only worthwhile contribution to the 62 runs India could muster for the last eight wickets. The team had slumped from a healthy 215 for two to 278.
Jadeja was on Saturday taken to a hospital in Leeds for precautionary scans to know the extent of a knee injury he sustained during the third Test against England.
Jadeja, who has played all the three Test matches, apparently hurt his knee while fielding during the England innings on the second day of the match that India lost by an innings and 76 runs.
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Jadeja posted a picture of himself, wearing hospital apparels, on his instagram page with a caption “Not a good place to be at”.
As of now, the Indian team management doesn’t seem to be too worried as it might not be “very serious”.
The Indian team is supposed to leave for London on August 30 and if the scan reports do not reveal anything major, Jadeja will accompany the team.
The fourth Test starts on September 2 at the Oval and there is a possibility of senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin replacing Jadeja on a track which is known to offer help to the slow bowlers.
Ashwin had played a County game for Surrey before the Test series, taking six wickets in an innings.
England bounced back after the stunning defeat in the stunning defeat in the second Test.