Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of IPL 2018 with a hamstring injury which he suffered in the opening match against Mumbai Indians.
Jadhav injured himself during the match, and had to leave the field as he was unable to continue batting. But the diminutive batsman came out as the last man, with CSK still needing seven runs off the last ball.
The Pune born batsman then played an audacious ramp shot for six, and then crashed the next ball for four to script a remarkable victory for CSK.
This is what Jadhav had to say after winning the match,
“I am happy psychologically, but physically I am hurt. I don’t know how long I will be out, maybe two weeks, three weeks or even a month. Fingers crossed, but I would like to appreciate Bravo’s knock.
“Credit goes to him, he brought us back into the game. I knew I couldn’t run and I needed to get the runs. I told him (Tahir) that I will try and make the runs myself, play all the six balls and try and stay still.
“But after three balls, I felt he (Tahir) was feeling itchy. I knew that the bowler would come under pressure, I was waiting for my chance, knew that the bad ball would come, wanted to see how my body was reacting. The deeper I took the game, he (the bowler) comes under more pressure.”
Unfortunately for the Chennai franchise, Jadhav’s injury will see him ruled out of the entire tournament.
This is what coach Micheal Hussey had to say about Jadhav’s injury,
“Big loss for us. [Jadhav] a very key player for us in the middle-order,” he was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.