Brisbane, Dec 17:
In a setback for Australia, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh limped off the field with a right hamstring injury just moments after lunch on day one of the second Test against India at the Gabba here Wednesday.
Mitchell grimaced and pulled up short in his follow through, before he put his head in his hands and was comforted by brother Shaun.
He then walked off the ground, with Cricket Australia (CA) confirming a short time later that the all-rounder had suffered “right hamstring soreness”.
Marsh has had a history of problems with his left hamstring – including surgery in 2012 – but this injury is to his right hamstring.
The most recent of Marsh’s left hamstring problems came during the Twenty-20 Champions League in September, which delayed his start to Australia’s tour of the UAE.
He missed the 2013 Champions League with a hamstring problem suffered during Australia A’s tour of South Africa, while his 2012-13 summer was hampered by a serious left hamstring injury he suffered while batting for Western Australia in the Ryobi Cup.
Injured Australia skipper Michael Clarke, watching the match from his home in Sydney, suggested as Marsh was shown walking off that the all-rounder may have injured his hamstring when he tweeted “Hamstring?”. (IANS)