In a bad news for Delhi Capitals, team's seasoned pacer Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the entire IPL 2020 season. In a statement released by the Delhi-based franchise, internal oblique muscle tear has been given as the reason of his ouster from the cash-rich league which is being held in UAE under bio-secure environment.
Ishant Sharma played only one match in the 13th edition of IPL. The 32-year-old in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowled 3 overs spending 26 runs without taking wicket.
Delhi Capitals put out a statement on Monday which explained that Ishant suffered the rib injury during a training session.— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ) (@DelhiCapitals) October 12, 2020
“Ishant experienced an acute episode of left rib cage pain while bowling at a team training session on October 7, 2020, in Dubai,” read the statement.
“Subsequent investigations revealed that he sustained a left internal oblique muscle tear. This injury will unfortunately rule him out of the remainder of Indian Premier League 2020.”
Notably, DC's wicketkeeper-batsman is also injured and is expected to stay out of action for a week. After 5 wins from 7 matches, Shreyas Iyer's team is sitting second on the 8-team IPL 2020 points table.