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Bhuvneshwar ruled out of next 2-3 games, says Kohli


MANCHESTER: Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was once on Sunday dominated out of India's, a minimum of, next two World Cup video games after developing a niggle in his left hamstring during the clash towards Pakistan.

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The paceman walked off the sphere without finishing his third over and India skipper Virat Kohli confirmed that he will be replaced by Mohammed Shami within the following video games.

"Slight niggle for Bhuvi, he slipped on one of the footmarks. He's out for two, maybe three games, but he should come back for us at some stage during this tournament. He is very important for us," Kohli stated on the post-match presentation ceremony after India thumped Pakistan by 89 runs.

Kohli added that "Shami was raring to go".

India's next three video games are towards Afghanistan (June 22), West Indies (June 27) and England (June 30).

It is 2nd large jolt for India as opener Shikhar Dhawan has already been dominated out of a few video games because of a thumb injury, maintain during the match towards Australia.

The India captain was once effusive in his reward for crew's top-order batsmen, particularly Rohit Sharma, who struck his 2nd hundred of the match

"Rohit's knock was outstanding again. KL helped Rohit, who showed why he's such a good ODI player again today. It was a team effort to get to 336."


Kohli was once additionally relieved that Kuldeep Yadav was once back in form.


"Kuldeep Yadav was brilliant. Babar and Fakhar were trying to play him out, but I wanted him to have a longer spell. The ball to dismiss Babar was an outstanding delivery. I think today was the best he bowled at this World Cup."


Asked that India-Pakistan video games have now not lived up to hype of overdue, Kohli stated they don't fall to the trap of taking part in to hype.


"I think they outplayed us in the Champions Trophy final (in 2017) but if you focus on this game as too emotional, things can go wrong. We never approach them from that perspective. We are professional about it and the result is what matters."


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