Dubai, September 21
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer mentioned senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is hopeful of recovering from his shoulder harm earlier than their subsequent IPL sport however a ultimate name on his availability will relaxation with the group physio.
Ashwin endured dream and nightmare in an area of six deliveries as he scalped two KXIP batsmen after which suffered a suspected shoulder dislocation on Sunday.
“I briefly spoke to Ashwin, and Ashwin said he’ll be ready for the next game. But at the end of the day it’s the physio’s decision,” Iyer mentioned after Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab in Super Over of their opening IPL 13 match right here on Sunday night time.
“He’s a strong-minded guy and hopefully he will be available.” Brought in throughout the ultimate Powerplay over, Ashwin first removed Karun Nair after which bowled Nicholas Pooran by means of the gate however a useless dive to cease a single off the final supply noticed him land awkwardly on his left arm with shoulder taking the jerk.
Writhing in ache, Ashwin’s jersey grew to become a short lived sling as he left the sector together with Capitals’ physio Patrick Farhard.
A shoulder dislocation might rule Ashwin out of event, which has been shifted to UAE this yr due to rising COVID-19 circumstances in India.
It is Ashwin’s first season with Delhi Capitals. He had performed for Kings XI Punjab final yr. PTI