Your love and support will make me come back stronger: Hardik Pandya

first_imgHardik Pandya thanked the fans and shared an emotional message on his Instagram feed regarding his injury on Thursday.Pandya, who picked up a lower-back injury on Wednesday during India’s match versus Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium, has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2018 because of the injury.But, the all-rounder made sure that his fans are updated regarding the situation and took to Instagram to tell his fans about his condition.”All your love and support is going to make me come back stronger! Will keep you guys up to date on my recovery. Thank you,” posted Hardik on his handle.Also read – Deepak Chahar replaces injured Hardik, Jadeja comes in for AxarPandya getting ruled out of the tournament was expected as he was stretchered off the field during India’s Group A encounter against Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.Also read – Hardik Pandya goes down with back injury, stretchered off the fieldPandya had to be carried off on a stretcher after falling down in his delivery stride in after bowling the fifth ball of his fourth over.Pandya bowled well and he even got Malik to edge one behind the wickets but Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to hang on to an easy catch.advertisementIn his very next over, Pandya was down on his back after bowling the fifth ball of the over. It was not clear what really happened to Pandya. He touched his back and for a while he appeared to have damaged his back. Shortly after Pandya had been carried off on a stretcher, BCCI tweeted to say the all-rounder had suffered an acute lower back injury.On Thursday, BCCI confirmed that Pandya will be replaced by Deepak Chahar in the squad. Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur have also been declared unfit to play and they will be replaced by Ravindra Jadeja and Siddharth Kaul in the squad.”All-rounder Hardik Pandya suffered an acute lower back spasm during the game against Pakistan and is undergoing treatment and assessment by the BCCI medical team. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Deepak Chahar will replace Hardik Pandya in the squad,” a BCCI press release stated.”Left-arm spinner Axar Patel injured his left index finger while fielding in the game against Pakistan. He was sent for scans and the results showed that he had a tendon tear. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Ravindra Jadeja will replace Axar Patel in the squad.”Right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur experienced right hip and groin soreness after the game against Hong Kong. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Siddharth Kaul will replace Shardul Thakur in the squad.”Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Siddharth Kaul will join the team on Thursday.”last_img read more