Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the Asia Cup

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India's all-rounder cricketer Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup due to a severe back injury and will be replaced by  Deepak Chahar.

Chahar will be returning back to India on Thursday. 

Pandya will not take part in the tournament and injured himself. Later he was stretchered off the field during the group league encounter against Pakistan on Wednesday.

This incident took place in the 18th over of the Pakistan innings when Pandya was bowling his fifth over.

It was the fifth delivery and Pandya after completing the follow through felt pain in his lower back and lay down on the ground.He was unable to get up and was stretchered off. He was then taken for medical examination. 

The BCCI tweeted that Pandya was suffering from an acute lower back injury.

Pandya ended with figures of 4.5-0-24-0 after Babar Azam's catch was dropped by Mahendra Singh Dhoni when the batsman was on 32.

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