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India captain Rohit Sharma suffered a powerful blow to his forearm in an optional training session on Tuesday, sending the team into a massive injury scare ahead of the T20 World Cup semi-final against England. Rohit was in a regular practice session at the Adelaide Oval against the team’s throwing specialist S Raghu when a short ball bounced off the long range and hit his right forearm. The captain, who was trying to pull the ball but missed, felt pain and left the game immediately.
A large ice pack was strapped to his right arm. He sat on the ice box, watching the training from a distance, looking bleak and painful.
Mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton was seen talking to him for a long time.
After an ice pack and a short break, Rohit resumed training, but the throwing specialist was told not to go all out, as he was mostly taking defensive shots to check his motion.
There is no way of knowing the extent of the injury even though the Indian medical team will assess him after the meeting.
India will take on England in their second semi-final on Thursday, while Pakistan and New Zealand will lock in their first semi-final in Sydney on Wednesday
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