Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer suffered an injury scare on Wednesday when he jarred his shoulder with the ground while fielding and had to walk off the field during the Indian Premier League 2020 game against Rajasthan Royals.
During RR’s chase, Iyer dived to save the boundary in the last ball of the fifth over and in the process jarred his left shoulder with the ground. The DC physio Patrick Farhat rushed in to check the damage done by Iyer to his shoulder. The injury looked serious and the DC captain was taken off the field to the dressing room. The 25-year-old looked in pain while walking off the field.
However, there was no official update given on the extent of his injury and DC opener Shikhar Dhawan, who came in place of captain Iyer in the post-match presentation ceremony, said, “Shreyas is in a bit of pain. We will know more tomorrow. His shoulder is moving, touch wood.”
Notably, if Iyer’s injury turns out to be serious then it can be a big blow for Delhi Capitals who are already without their star player Rishabh Pant. The wicketkeeper-batsman has suffered a Grade 1 tear and has already missed two games.
Moreover, Delhi has already lost their experienced leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who was ruled out of the IPL as he hurt the ring finger on his bowling hand. Trying to pick a return catch off Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana‘s bat, Mishra injured a tendon. In the end, he was ruled out of the tournament and had to undergo surgery.
The IPL franchise confirmed the news on Monday and said that Ishant initially experienced pain on his rib cage and after tests it was found that he has sustained a muscle tear.
Ishant, 32, had only played one game in the tournament so far, which was against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He completed his quota of four overs in the match and remained wicketless.