The opening match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy was a bad memory for the India fans and squad members. It was a totally nightmare for visitors and conditions will be more worse as skipper Virat Kohli has left team and travel to India for paternity leave as he and his wife Anushka Sharma is expecting a child in the January 2021.
Bad news are knocking the doors of visitors again, as Mohammad Shami has been ruled out of the remaining matches due to injury. With his absence team will struggle a lot in the bowling unit and it will create a massive blow in the team’s morale.
During the day-3 opening test match a freaking bouncer was bowled by Pat Cummins which hit on the bowling arm of Mohammad Shami which eventually caused him ending up in fracture.
Team is now in a sinking boat who is struggling to overcome this scenario. They were in good condition with a lead of 62 runs but the second innings was so devastating that team gets all out in just 36 runs which is considered to be as historic collapse yet.
Indian batting inning was now the bad performance as they were regularly losing the wickets. There was no batsman who could keep the chins up and defend the Mighty Australian side. Each and every player from the visitors side just scored a single digit score.
Hosts bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins were the scriptwriter who scripted this epic loss of visitors side. Both the players took 5 and 4 wickets respectively.
The injury of Mohammad Shami took place in the last moment when India was on 36/9. It was the time for the last two batsmen to contribute some runs. That time Pat Cummins came into the attack and bowled a speedy bouncer which directly hit into the bowling arm of Mohammad Shami which made him to tag of Retired-hurt. With this situation, visitors end the inning by 36/9 as the lowest total ever in the history.
Already India is with absence of Ishant Sharma and now with Mohammad Shami, team will struggle in the bowling unit as the hosts already took a lead of 1-0 from four test matches.
In the presentation ceremony, Kohli stated that Shami is under observation snd sent for a scan but now it is confirmed that he has sustained fracture and will be ruled out of remaining matches.