In a shocker, Indian wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan was taken to hospital in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh after coping a blow on the head off the bowling of Sri Lankan pacer Lahiru Kumara in the second T20I played on February 26. Apart from Kishan, Sri Lanka batter Dinesh Chandimal was also taken to the same hospital after he suffered a thumb injury while fielding in the second T20I.
The incident occurred in the third over of Indian innings after Kumara bowled a bouncer clocking at 146 kmph. Kishan looked to play a pull shot but lost his balance as the ball went on to hit his inner grill of the helmet. However, the brave left-handed batter decided to continue his batting. After he got out, Ishan was admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure and a CT scan was done immediately when he was admitted. Meanwhile, Dinesh Chandimal was also brought to the hospital owing to a thumb injury.Â Â
â€œI have been attached to the Indian team and I got information that an Indian player, who has sustained a head injury, has been brought here in the hospital. His CT scan was conducted and he has been under observation,â€ a doctor connected to team India was quoted by India Today.Â
â€œA Sri Lankan player has also been admitted to the hospital, after receiving a thumb injury in the second T20I. We are monitoring everything right now,â€ doctor added.
Coming back to the match, Team India took an unbeatable lead of 2-0 after chasing a target of 184 runs put by Sri Lanka in the second T20I played in Dharamsala. Explosive knocks from Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson and Ravindra Jadeja ensured that the home side crosses the victory line easily. Team India will look on to extend their domination in the third T20I, to be played on February 27 (Sunday) at the same venue.