Ravichandran Ashwin suffered a nasty injury on the last ball of his first over during the match between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL 2020 on Sunday. Ashwin, who picked up two wickets in his first five balls, dived to try and stop Glenn Maxwell from picking a single.
Ashwin, while trying to stop the ball off his own bowling, landed badly on his left shoulder. By the looks of it, this might lead to him missing a couple of games for Delhi Capitals. Ajinkya Rahane came on his replacement after he was helped off the field by physio Patrick Farhard.
Delhi Capitals captain, Shreyas Iyer indicated after the match that it was not as bad as it was thought initially.
“Ashwin says he’ll be ready for the next game, but in the end the physio is going to decide,” Iyer said at the post-match presentation.
Ashwin has gone off the field injured 😓
We really hope this isn’t too serious 🤞🏻
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) September 20, 2020
A day later on Tuesday, Ashwin also provided a positive update on the condition of his shoulder-
“I was in pain as I left the field last night, but the pain has settled down and the scan reports are pretty encouraging too. Thanks for all your love and support,” he wrote on Twitter.
I was in pain as I left the field last night, but the pain has settled down and the scan reports are pretty encouraging too. Thanks for all your love and support. 🙏 #IPL2020
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) September 21, 2020
Earlier, Marcus Stoinis smashed his way to 53 off 21 balls as Delhi Capitals made a remarkable recovery in the final three overs to reach 157/8 against Kings XI Punjab.
Stoinis hit seven fours and three sixes as 57 came off final three overs after Shreyas Iyer (39 off 32 balls) and Rishabh Pant (31 off 29 balls) staged a repair act during the middle overs with a 73-run third-wicket stand.
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