Indian opener Ishan Kishan was taken to a hospital after he copped a blow on his helmet during the second T20I against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala on Saturday. As advised by the team’s medical staff, Ishan underwent a precautionary CT scan and was subsequently kept under observation for a concussion at a hospital in Kangra.
The incident took place in the fourth over of India’s chase when Ishan was hit by Sri Lankan pacer Lahiru Kumara’s nasty bouncer. The impact of the delivery was so much that Ishan had to take off his helmet, while the Sri Lankan fielders gathered around the batter to check him.
Ishan survived three more deliveries before being dismissed for a 15-ball 16 by Kumara.
According to a report, Ishan has sustained a head injury, and therefore, he was rushed to a hospital in Kangra.
“I have been attached to the Indian team, and I got information that an Indian player, who has sustained a head injury, has been brought to the hospital. His CT scan was conducted, and he has been under observation,” said Dr Shubham, as quoted by NDTV.
Apart from Ishan, Sri Lanka batter Dinesh Chandimal was also taken to the same hospital after he suffered a thumb injury while fielding in the second T20I.
“A Sri Lankan player has also been admitted in the hospital after receiving a thumb injury in the second T20I. We are monitoring everything right now,” added Dr Shubham.
Coming to the second T20I, batter Shreyas Iyer (74 not out) scored a spectacular half-century before Ravindra Jadeja smashed a quickfire 45 in 18 balls to help the Men in Blue thrash the Islanders by seven wickets.
With this victory, India also sealed the three-match T20I series 2-0 with one game to go. The third and final T20I between both sides will be played at the same venue on Sunday.
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