Young Indian pacer Shardul Thakur’s much-awaited Test debut has turned into a nightmare as the 26-year-old was forced to leave the field on the first day of the second Test match due to a groin strain. Thakur had to leave the field after bowling only 10 deliveries.

Shardul Thakur made his debut in the longest format of the game on Friday during the second Test match of two-match series against West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

 

 

After the fourth delivery of his second over, which Windies opener Kieran Powell guided it past backward point, Shardul Thakur was seen hobbling. Following the incident, physio Patrick Farhart came inside the field, Thakur was seen showing what looked like a groin strain. Thakur talked with skipper Virat Kohli and the physio for a couple of minutes before leaving the ground. However the extent of pacers injury and whether he will further participation in the game is yet to be ascertained.

 

India’s spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin then completed Shardul Thakur’s over.

 

 

This is the second time when Shardul Thakur broke down, he was sent home from the Asia Cup in September after complaining hip injury in India’s opening game against Hong Kong.

Shardul Thakur was also part of Indian squad that travelled England recently but he did not play a single Test match there.