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  • Ruturaj Gaikwad didn't bat at all despite 3 Indian batters getting out
  • Hardik didn't want to take any risk, so everyone went one place up in the batting order

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When Ruturaj Gaikwad didn't bat at all despite 3 Indian batters getting out, speculations of what was wrong started doing the rounds on social media

It raised many eyebrows when Ruturaj Gaikwad didn't open the batting for India in the 1st T20I vs Ireland. Moreover, when he didn't bat at all despite 3 Indian batters getting out, speculations of what was wrong started doing the rounds on social media.

Some even speculated that he might be flying to England as a cover for Rohit Sharma who is down with Covid-19. However, Hardik Pandya put all those rumours to rest after the game.

He revealed that Ruturaj had a calf niggle. Since a player's health is of utmost importance to him, Hardik didn't want to take any risk. So, everyone went one place up.

Also read: India tour of England: Mayank Agarwal to join Team India as a backup for Covid-positive Rohit Sharma

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