Ravi Ashwin Injury Update: The senior spinner from Delhi Capitals walked off the ground after bowling just one over tonight.
During the second match of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab in Dubai, Delhi Capitals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had to walk off the ground after injuring his shoulder.
It all happened on the last delivery of the powerplay when Ashwin’s attempt of stopping a single found him in trouble. Bowling to Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, Ashwin aimed to stop a ball hit towards his right.
Having fallen down in not the cleanest of manners, Ashwin was immediately in pain and eventually walked off the ground using his jersey as a sling. The 34-year old player didn’t take any further part in the match.
Been called upon by captain Shreyas Iyer to bowl for DC for the first time, Ashwin dismissed Punjab’s Karun Nair (1) and Nicholas Pooran (0) in his first over itself and even won a sponsor award for his bowling figures of 1-0-2-2.
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Ravi Ashwin Injury Update
While there hasn’t been an official update from the franchise, Iyer addressed the matter while speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony and expressed confidence in Ashwin taking field against another of his old franchise in Chennai Super Kings on September 25.
“I briefly spoke to [Ravichandran] Ashwin, and Ashwin said he’ll be ready for the next game, but at the end of the day it’s the physio’s decision. He [Ashwin] is a strong-minded guy, and hopefully he’ll be available,” Iyer told the host broadcaster.
Previously, Ashwin had missed the entire IPL 2017 season due to sports hernia. If the mystery spinner doesn’t manage to regain fitness before Delhi’s second game, Iyer would be looking to include another experienced campaigner in Amit Mishra as Ashwin’s replacement.