Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the continued Indian Premier League 2020 tournament within the UAE on Monday. Ishant had only played one game within the tournament thus far , which was against Sunrisers Hyderabad .
“Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishant Sharma experienced an acute episode of left skeletal structure pain while bowling at a team training session on 7 October 2020 in Dubai. Subsequent investigations revealed that he sustained a left internal oblique muscle tear,” a press release from the franchise said. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)
“This injury will unfortunately rule him out of the rest of the Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020. Everyone at Delhi Capitals wishes Ishant a speedy recovery,” the statement added.
Ishant’s departure from the tournament would be an enormous blow for the franchise as that they had already lost leg-spinner Amit Mishra previously thanks to injury. Delhi Capitals also saw wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant learning an injury the past week, thanks to which he had to take a seat call at the all-important clash against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Skipper Shreyas Iyer, after the match, said that Pant is probably going to miss one week of action within the IPL 2020. Earlier, it had been off-spinner R Ashwin who had also suffered a shoulder sprain at the beginning of the tournament, but he has recovered now.
DC will next bully off against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.