Cheteshwar Pujara © Getty Images
Cheteshwar Pujara © Getty Images

New Delhi: Indian team management today confirmed that the forearm injury sustained by Cheteshwar Pujara is not very serious and he will be able to bat tomorrow during the Indian second innings. While fielding at short-leg, Pujara was hit by a full-blooded pull shot from South Africa’s left-handed opener Dean Elgar. It was the fourth ball of the eighth over and the bowler was Umesh Yadav. The Saurashtra player was in considerable pain and was taken off the field for a precautionary x-ray to check out if he had sustained a fracture. He did not field for the remaining 41.5 overs. READ: Ravindra Jadeja’s 5 wickets help India bowl South Africa out for 121 in 4th Test, Day 2

“Cheteshwar Pujara, who got hit while fielding at short leg, was taken for a precautionary x-ray. Nothing serious, it is a bruise. He will get treatment tonight and should be able to bat tomorrow,” team’s media manager Nishant Arora told mediapersons at the end of the day’s play. READ: Ajinkya Rahane: Shot making was not easy on Kotla pitch

India started day 2 against South Africa at 231 for 4. Ajinkya Rahane on day 2 scored his first Test century on home soil and helped India to put up 326 for 8. Another mentionable contribution came from Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin played brilliantly down the order and remained unbeaten at 53. Play for day 2 had been called off with 1 over still remaining due to bad light. READ: Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round show vs South Africa in Freedom Series 2015 should put to rest the all-rounder debate