Sydney - India suffered a big injury scare on Friday when young
batting phenomenon Prithvi Shaw rolled his ankle trying to take a catch against
a Cricket Australia XI and had to be carried off.
The 19-year-old, who scored a sparkling debut century in the
first Test against the West Indies in October, landed awkwardly near the Sydney
Cricket Ground boundary in attempting to catch a big hit from opener Max
He immediately grabbed his left ankle and medical staff
rushed to help him off the field, casting doubt over his fitness for the
opening Test against Australia in Adelaide from Thursday next week.
"The medical team is assessing Prithvi Shaw at the
moment," India's cricket governing body tweeted.
"He hurt his left ankle while attempting to take a
catch at the boundary ropes. Shaw is being taken to the hospital for
The right-hander, who scored a composed 66 on Thursday, has
been compared to Sachin Tendulkar and was expected to open the Indian batting
in the Adelaide Test.