Karthik, who has had a disappointing event with the bat, struggled to deal with tempo, bounce and swing on supply on the Optus Stadium monitor and managed solely six off 15 balls in a 52-run stand.
On the finish of the fifteenth over Karthik was seen writhing in ache as he clutched his again and was on his knees.
The physio instantly rushed out and, after a couple of minutes, he was seen leaving the bottom whereas holding his again.
Whereas the precise nature of his harm wasn’t identified it appeared like again spasms which might occur at occasions because of the excessive chilly that one encountered in Perth.
That he had sustained a again harm was confirmed by his teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
“I do know he had some again difficulty. Clearly, the physio will give a report and we may have extra readability after that,” Bhuvneshwar stated through the post-match media convention.
With India set to play Bangladesh at Adelaide on November 2, Karthik may have solely 72 hours to get match, which additionally features a journey day to Adelaide.
Rishabh Pant saved wickets over the last 5 overs and, contemplating Karthik’s struggles on the bowling-friendly Australian tracks, it will not be lengthy earlier than the burly man from Rourkee is drafted into the enjoying XI.