Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan sustained a freakish injury on his face during his team’s clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday (April 17).
The incident occurred in the 13th over of RCB’s innings when Virat Kohli played a pull shot off Jasprit Bumrah which went to Hardik Pandya, who threw back the ball towards the striker's end. Unfortunately, the throw bounced high off the rough patch near the pitch and hit Kishan close to his right eye. Such was the extent of injury that Kishan needed a medical attention on urgent basis.
Luckily, according to MI skipper Rohit Sharma, Kishan should be alright by tomorrow or day after.
“It was very unfortunate. I haven’t checked on him because after the presentation got over I came here (for the press conference). But he seems to be alright. He has some swelling under his eyes which, I guess, should be okay by tomorrow or day after,” Rohit said in the media conference after the match.
“We’ve got a few days before we play the next match. I think 22nd is when we’re playing. So, we have three-four days in between where we can assess and hopefully he’ll be fine,” he added.
After the nasty injury, Aditya Tare was brought on as a substitute and he performed the keeping duties for the rest of the game. The defending champions – Mumbai Indians, who register their first win of IPL 2018 on Tuesday against RCB, will now take on Rajasthan Royals in their next game in Jaipur.