The Indian team defeated Pakistan by 228 runs in the Super 4 phase of the 2023 Asia Cup. The star batsman of the Indian team, Shreyas Iyer, did not play in this game due to injury. In his place, KL Rahul got a chance. The Indian team will play against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup today (September 12). At the same time, Team India will face Bangladesh on September 15. But the tension in Shreyas Iyer’s game has increased further.
Tension in this player’s game
According to Cricbuzz’s report, Shreyas Iyer’s sudden back injury is bothering him and he is unlikely to take part in the next Super 4 match against Sri Lanka. He is currently under the observation of the National Cricket Academy staff and the BCCI medical team. Shreyas Iyer suffered from back spasms before the Super 4 match against Pakistan. Captain Rohit Sharma had said during the toss that this issue was discovered during the warm-up.
India has won many games
If Shreyas Iyer is unable to play in the remaining matches of the Asia Cup, it would be a shock for Team India. He seemed to be in good form in the group stage against Pakistan. In the past too, he has single-handedly won many games for Team India. He has scored 1645 runs in 44 ODI matches for India, including 2 centuries and 14 half-centuries. He has also played 10 Tests and 49 ODI matches for Team India.
BCCI said this
BCCI tweeted that Shreyas Iyer was feeling better but was yet to fully recover from the back spasm. The BCCI medical team has advised him to rest and he did not accompany the team to the stadium for India’s Super 4 match against Sri Lanka today.
Captain Rohit Sharma had said this
On KL Rahul, who played in place of Shreyas Iyer, captain Rohit Sharma had said that Rahul was told he was playing only five minutes before the toss and he batted brilliantly and played well. It reflects the mentality of this player. Rahul played an explosive 111-run innings against Pakistan. Thanks to him, Team India was able to score big points.