Indian skipper Virat Kohli could not help but praise the teenage English opener Haseeb Hameed. The youngster broke his finger as a result Joe Root opened the batting but this did not stop him from coming out at No.8 and crafting a fine fifty a knock with a fine mix of caution and aggression. His 59 not out ensured England could set India a target of 103. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 3rd Test at Mohali

“He has got a broken hand, needs a plate within it to fix it. He is out for the whole tour, he is going home. A replacement would be called,” his captain Alastair Cook told reporters after the team’s eight-wicket loss.

Hameed, nicknamed “Baby Boycott” had a 156-ball stay at the wicket.

“To play like that (with an injury), that was a very special knock. Of course he devised a style to not bring the injured finger in play but (he) would have felt the vibrations,” said Cook.

“It’s obviously unlucky for a youngster who impressed us all with his technique and talent and obviously now his bravery and determination when he’s playing for England. He’ll do anything to get out there.”

The Lancashire-born player won the hearts of many fans during his short India stay with Kohli terming him “a future England star”. Kohli, who patted him for his effort, also wished him a happy recovery and post the match was seen talking to the youngster.

With inputs from AFP