Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2018 and is replaced by Deepak Chahar in the squad for the rest of the tournament. All-rounder Axar Patel and pacer Shardul Thakur have also been ruled out of the tournament.Ravindra Jadeja and Siddarth Kaul have been included 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 & Siddharth Kaul will join the team on Thursday.”Pandya 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.Pandya 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.advertisementAlso read – Hardik Pandya goes down with back injury, stretchered off the fieldPandya 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.In 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.Injury update – @hardikpandya7 has an acute lower back injury. He is able to stand at the moment and the medical team is assessing him now.Manish Pandey is on the field as his substitute #TeamIndia #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/lLpfEbxykjBCCI (@BCCI) September 19, 2018It was bad enough for the medical staff to come out with a stretcher as the Indian fielders and even the Pakistani batsmen came to check on him.Ambati Rayudu came on and bowled the final ball of the 18th over while Manish Pandey came on as a substitute.Earlier, Pandya was rested for the first match against Hong Kong on Tuesday and that had baffled Wasim Akram and Mohammad Azharuddin.But, somebody’s loss is someone’s gain and Chahar will look to grab the opportunity with both hands in the absence of the all-rounder from Baroda.Chahar, who made his name while playing for Chennai Super Kings under captain Dhoni in this year’s Indian Premier League, has played one T20I for India so far.He made his debut against England in the T20 series back in July and bowled four overs for 43 runs and got one wicket.
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNoSystem images/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A 4-year-old boy is on his way to someday becoming the next March Madness star with his impressive basketball skills.Videos of Calvin Shannon shooting hoops have been viewed by millions after the pint-sized prodigy was recorded while nailing long shots and even baskets from his second-story window at home.“Before he could even stand or walk he was obsessed with shooting a basketball,” dad Mike Shannon of Columbus, Ohio, told Good Morning America. “He had a heck of an arm.”Impressed by his son’s form, Shannon shared videos of Calvin on YouTube and Instagram.Famous basketball exhibition team the Harlem Globetrotters, began sharing Calvin’s videos and eventually met the tike in person.In a March 21 video posted to Twitter, Calvin’s stunned his dad by landing a near-impossible shot at a park where they live.When he’s not playing basketball, Calvin loves watching Michael Jordan documentaries and the movie, Space Jam, his dad said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund March 28, 2019 /Sports News – National This 4-year-old basketball prodigy nails impossible shots