Ranji Trophy: Thakur likely to be sidelined for a week

The Mumbai paceman failed to judge the trajectory of the ball at mid-off and eventually landed awkwardly while spilling a catch.

Thakur is likely to be fit in time for India's limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Mumbai paceman Shardul Thakur is unlikely to play any further part in Mumbai's must-win Ranji Trophy Group C tie versus Tripura after injuring his left should shoulder while attempting a skier on Saturday.

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Thakur, who had a lacklustre day with the ball, got under a miscued heave by Tripura tailender Abhijit Sarkar off Dhawal Kulkarni in what was to be the last ball of the second session. However, Thakur never looked to judge the trajectory of the ball at mid-off and eventually landed awkwardly while spilling the catch. It took him a while to be on his feet again and accompanied by the physiotherapist Ashutosh Nimse, he headed straight for a scan.

The Sportstar understands that Thakur has been been advised one week's rest. It would mean the pacer is likely to be fit in time for India's limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.

Mumbai's team manager Ganesh Iyer, however, tried to downplay the injury. “The medical advice has been sought and as of now, the injury doesn't look serious,” Iyer said.